Ethnic cleansing after the guns fell silent, March 1949: The eviction of the residents of the village of Iraq al-Manshiyya, population 2,000, which had been within the borders of the Arab state defined by the 1947 UN Partition Plan of Palestine. This action took place weeks after Israel and Egypt signed their armistice agreement in Rhodes, Greece, under the auspices of the UN, setting the armistice line such that Iraq al-Manshiyya was on the Israeli side. The residents of the village were transferred to what would become known as the Gaza Strip. In 1954, Israel founded the development town of Kiryat Gat that included the site and adjacent agricultural fields of the erased Arab village, totaling some 1,350 hectares of land.

Haaretz: Israel Systematically Hiding Evidence of the Nakba

In an article published in its weekend magazine section on Friday, July 5, the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz revealed that since the start of the last decade, Defense Ministry teams have been scouring archives throughout Israel and removing “sensitive” historic documents. However, among the documents being transferred to secret vaults are not just papers relating…

Dr. Ofer Cassif and an invitation to attend a meeting hosting him which is being held at a private home for voters interested in hearing more about Hadash and the upcoming elections, this evening, Tuesday March 12, in Tel Aviv.

Barred Communist Candidate: Right-Wing Trying to Eliminate Jewish-Arab Cooperation

Communist candidate Dr. Ofer Cassif, today said he believes the decision to prohibit him from participating in the upcoming general election is fueled by the right-wing’s desire to eliminate Jewish-Arab cooperation. Speaking to Middle East Monitor, Cassif said the Central Elections Committee deliberately targeted him in its decision to bar him from contesting the upcoming…