Jerusalem…The East Side Story by Mohammed Alatar
1923-1948 fell under British.
British declarth promising Jewish a home in Palestine.
November 29 : UN voted to partitioned Palestine into two states: Jews
56% Jewish State
44% Arab State
In Palestine, Jew pop 33% and Jew land ownership 6%
May 14 1948, Jewish state was declared. War between Israel and Arab
Arab lost war and Israel captured 78% of historical Palestine including
west, east Jerusalem.
War created refugee problem. 2000 had to leave.
March 1948, Jordan and Israel signed to form what is called green line
now. Israel side of green line is capture 78% Palestine.
Jerusalem stood divided between east and west.
Jews were not allowed to visit western wall and Palestine weren’t allowed
to return home in west Jerusalem.
Palestinian lady said: “we live in fantasy they live in denial, one day we will
come to reality”. She wants to go back to live in her house.
1967, fatal point for Jerusalem. Cradle of holiness added another chapter
to bloody history. After 6days of fighting, all of Jerusalem fell into Israel’s
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians needed refuge.
The 1967 defeat shocked Arab world.
Israel became toxicated by victory. Reveal