The dispute over the territory called Palestine began relatively recently. Palestinian Arabs had lived as impoverished peasants under corrupt, continuous Ottoman rule for centuries ; political identification as a Palestinian within the broad current of Arab nationalism only...
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...h before Israel’s establishment. Though at the time, Begin’s entry into the cabinet wasn’t a particularly notable development (as his promotion ostensibly was to ensure Israel’s unity in the face of a crisis), it was in fact a very significant development that allowed Begin to reenter mainstream politics and shed his radical label. Yoram Peri, Between Battles and Ballots: Israeli Military in Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986), p. 250 goes so far as to call Begin’s appointment “a revolutionary change in Israeli political history”.
For a detailed chronology of the Six Day War, see “Six Day War Timeline (Israeli-Arab Six Day War Chronlogy)”. Zionism and Israel. Web. 27 Feb. 2011.
For the relatively short text of the resolution, see Laqueur and Rubin, pp. 365-366.
Tessler p. 420.
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