Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Amazing LIFE pictures of Israel 1948


I already mentioned before the LIFE archives, which you can access through Google. Today, I came across this weblog which shows (some of?) the collection LIFE has of Israel in 1948.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

See also:

Israel in 1960

And I could not help, but notice the following question relating to the post:
Micky Schwarz 09.20.2009 at 10:00 am

Where are the Jewish refugees from Jerusalem today? Have they ever been recognized as refugees by the UN? And their descendants in second, third and fourth generation, are they recognized as refugees?

which got an excellent reply by Sheila Raviv 09.27.2009 at 3:48 am:

Many families still live in Jerusalem, some even returned to their former homes but are considered “settlers” and occupiers for doing so. Jewish refugees have never been recognised as such by any organisation except after WW2; not the refugees from Arab occupation of Jerusalem nor those who fled persecution from Arab countries and found refuge in Israel. At one time we refused to call them refugees since they were considered as coming home but this apparently back fired since neither their refugee status nor their homecoming were recognised!

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