Palestine 1948

Posted: 03/17/2009 by editormary in Maps, Newswire, Palestine
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  1. maria capaldo says:


    I’m an italian student living and studying at university in London.
    I’m highly interested in taking part in a volunteer experience in Gaza. It’s months i’ve been looking for sites and gathered information about how to apply. I found this site surfing the internet in my researches.

    I’m currently working for Amnesty International in London, in a call center as a fundraiser.
    I’d really like to gain experience this summer. at the moment i’m studying international relations at Birkbeck University in Central London, and I’m attending separately courses about NGOs and International Development.

    I’m available from August and i’d like to spend at least 2 months in any kind of projects you run locally.
    I can speak fluent English, Italian as mother tongue, German as intermediate user and Spanish.

    Is there any particular requirement needed to volunteer there?
    I’m a flexible person, i don’t mind about the accomodation and facilities provided. Moreover, during the semester october 2006- april 2007 i attend a course for potential volunteers who would like to join an organisation in Sub-saharian Africa. Unfortunately, after the course i couldn’t go to Zimbabwe due to family’s complications.

    Please let me know if you have any information

    thank you in advance for taking consideration of my email,

    Maria Capaldo.

  2. Mary Rizzo says:

    Ciao Maria,
    there are quite a few programs, especially in the summer. It depends on what you might be the most interested in doing. The best thing to do would be to direct to you people who are already involved in projects. I would suggest you send your letter to Mazin Qumsiyeh, who organises stays near Bethlehem and Badil, also in Bethlehem.
    the ISM always seeks volunteers, but you would need to check with the branch you may be closest to, because they travel in groups, not individuals. As well Christian Peacemakers Team has 2 week groups of “witnesses” who are around Hebron, a very interesting place. So, here are a few contacts to try:
    CPT: (to see the calendar and requirements) A friend of mine went and said it changed her life.
    If you would like to go with Italians, there are some groups going. I would suggest joining al-Awda Italia and asking people there for recommendations. Many go there very often and perhaps they can give you far better information than I can!
    Per iscriverti ad Al Awda Italia, invia un messaggio in bianco a:
    Also in the UK, a friend of mine David Halpin goes quite frequently. this is his site, you should see if they have a trip planned this summer:
    hope you find the trip that is right for you and wishing you all the best!

  3. alaqsa81090 says:

    Dear Sabbah – You may want to see the above link – It is a map “given” to me by Jerusalem City Planner Sarah Kaminker in 1992 which indicates that “final status” issues were delayed in bad faith giving Israel a chance to carry out this Jerusalem development plan EM9 – thus create “facts on the ground”.- It was sketched and re-drawn for a Village Voice article called “Next Year in East Jerusalem”
    by Micheal Emery (Jan 7 1992)- Emery is the journalist who wrote Village Voice article “Sects, Lies and Videotape” (Nov. 1990)on the Al Aqsa Massacre- based on my video- This led to Mike Wallce´s 60mins. “The Temple Mount Killings” to be see on Youtube Channel – abumojo62 –

    Kind Regards


  4. @alaqsa81090 – I keep on getting “Not found” when I click the link. Please post again.

  5. alaqsa81090 says:

    Hi Haitham –

    The Israeli Plan for Jerusalem Map EM9-

    Go to google – images – search ” Teddy´s Map of Al Quds ” or link –

    It is also on the alaqsa81090speaks (Youtube) under more info on the EM9 vlog clip.



  6. @alaqsa81090 – Great!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Henri Eze says:


    Please where can I find this 1948 map of Palestine. The land of one of the most if not the most brutalized & resilient people in the world.

    Thank you.

  8. Mary Rizzo says:

    Henri, a friend of mine in Lebanon said it is available in both English and Arabic in bookshops there. You might want to seek some online bookshops, and if you fail in that, we can work out a way that you can contact my friend and arrange to get yourself a copy.

    I just depend on my handy little printer, although I will one day get a large copy.

    this map is also included in the Atlas book by Salman Abu Sitta, but it costs quite a bit, and i haven’t bought a copy yet. I bought one as a wedding present for a friend of mine, and he said it was really beautiful, so it might be worth it to investigate getting that actually.

  9. manu says:

    Dear Sabbah,
    I thank you for all your work and i pray for you.

  10. Thank you, manu!

  11. Thomas Rizzo says:


    Despite my Username, I am a 62 year old male, of part Jewish extraction. I live in Australia and must admit that I was one a supporter of Israel.

    However their constant aggression and “Nazi like” policies have long since changed my opinion. This was not an overnight conversion, but a slow dawning of the truth.

    I admire the day to day struggle of the Palestinian people and send them my moral support and best wishes for the future.

    Thomas (Alias)

  12. nzuckerman says:

    What caused this loss of so much land?

  13. Musa Abbasi says:

    “Palestine” is the biggest example of ‘injustice’ in the history of mankind. Whereby a number of morally bankrupt miserable soul politicans proved their Islamophobia and threw out a whole nation by killing, maiming and injuring its innocent people at the gun-point.

    In that horrible manner they allowed the devile-worshipper zionists to occupy Palestine and continue th killing business regardless. This was no politics by any virtue, because it was pure and simple THUGGERY.

    However, it is never too late to make up for their father’s sins and if the off-shoots of those poliical thugs have an iota of decency, they should, through United Nations Organisation dismantal the present political structure of the occupiers of Palestine – declare the state of Palestine restored to its 1946 status – assist the displaced Palestanians to retuen to their mother-land and arrange to allocate to its original inhabitants 50% of all construction errected after 1950 in the land of Palestine.

    If at all, any zionist does not like that development, that person should be returned where from he or she came to Palestine and the funds for their return expeses should be provided by those countries that have unreasonably accepted in Palestine some other entity. This is the short-cut to all those 60 years of hypocrisy exercised in solving this simple problem. This is “One State Solution a Democratic Palestine for All” to share.

  14. nahida says:


    Venue: The Holy Land/ Palestine
    Time: 1948 am- 2009 pm (61 years)
    Tickets: free to all nations

    First scene: 1948

    Shoot them
    Kill them
    Burn them
    Don’t leave any of them

    But.. but sir,
    They’re only unarmed civilians

    Soldier, these are orders


    Thousands killed, hundreds of thousands made refugees.

    Second scene: 1967 (19 years later)

    Shoot them
    Kill them
    Burn them
    Don’t leave any of them

    But..but sir
    They’re defending their homes

    Soldier.. obey the orders


    Thousands killed ,hundreds of thousands more refugees

    Third scene: 1987 (20 years later)

    Shoot them
    Kill them
    Burn them
    Don’t leave any of them

    But..but sir
    They’re only children

    Order.. I want order , soldier


    Thousands killed, no one is leaving home
    No more refugees!

    Forth scene: 2009 (22 years later)

    Shoot them
    Kill them
    Burn them
    Don’t leave any of them

    But.. But sir I DID,
    And I can’t get rid of them!!!

    To be continued………………….

  15. william f mcdonagh 3 says:

    hi there dont forget your brothers in ireland and america,both fall under english or zionist occupation,we are with you and are suffering a great deal,i started having heart problems after the gaza massacre my eyes were drawn to your struggle with the attack on the temple mount and the church of the nativity,can anyone confirm for me that the idf has damaged the church of the holy sepluchure also ? ive read reports of a preist saying the israeli airforce dropped a 500 pound bomb right next to the church a few years ago the zionist have sucked our treasury dry and wall street and suspended all of my rights under us and international law as soon as i get my debts payed off the first place im going is southern lebanon from there on to jerusalem libertad and god bless you people of palestine and lebanon iraq iran you give me strength to carry on and truly feel blessed by god to witness the suffering youve endured you give me hope pure evil can be defeated yes we can “shake them off” please accept my deepest apologies pray to god you can forgive the american people for being so deceived by their tyrannical government

  16. Teuku Farhan says:

    Thanks for this useful information

  17. Erez Raviv says:

    I read the map, and was inspired by it’s details. I’m not writing to bring up any Zionist propaganda but I am a Zionist and not ashamed of it. I’m in favor of the Palestinians human, civil, and national rights, but not as they are displayed here.

    the picture here lacks the behavior of Arab states towards the Palestinian refugees from 1948 until today, and the acts of Palestinian leaders during the war. To my knowledge, Israel and Jordan are the only states in the middle east that gave Civil rights to Palestinian refugees (Jordan to all of them, and Israel to its Arab citizens, and even a small portion of the refugees). We may criticise the level of fullfillment of those rights in Israel and Jordan and discern an amount of discremenation against them, but they fare a lot better than any other group of refugees in the arab world. People with civil rights cannot be considered with the same status as people who live for decades in refugee’s camp.

    In no modern peace treaties refugees were allowed to return to their home, in the way that “the right of the return” is advocated by different Palestinian groups.
    I am Israeli that supports a Palestinian national state, neighboring Israel Jewish state, in borders close to those of 1967. After decades of peace we might wish to unify Palestine and Eretz Israel under 1 roof, but today we must separate without creating a new crime of evacuating millions of Jews to repent the disaster of the deportation of the Palestinians.

    The refugees are the result of war. War has it’s horrid results no matter what agreements would be made afterwards.
    The only way to establish the Palestinian state, in my opinion, is by compromise that will include giving up the demand of return of refugees to territories that belonged to Israel before 1967.

  18. Abdurrasheed says:

    I read the map, its really informative. thanks for that.I see that, whenever there is discussion about state of Palestine be established, it is on the borders of the area left after the 1967 war.this is unfair, Palestinians will not get even 30% of th area & this area was occupied by israel after war. if they are really serous for forming the Palestinian state, then it should be on the agreement of 1948 by UN, i.e, at least 46% area should be given to Palestine state.this was the agreement at UN.this is the only solution & step to return to normalcy & peace. if israelies are given right to stay in their country, gather here from different parts of world, then why not Palestinians. they also have the same rights, their dignity also important, if they are not given their due rights, the struggle will continue till the end of this world.there is no best solution than this.

  19. Mustafa says:

    Great resource for palestinian rights campaign. Thanks for posting.

  20. Ari Greenblatt says:

    My feeling about this is that anything is possible provided that Islam and Judaism can reach an accord.

    At present, it would seem that the right of return carries with it a de facto Islamic State and this would then compromise the Jewish people.

  21. Sean says:

    I applaud all of you who are working, and want to work to help the Palestinian People. I only wish the rest of the US would wake up, and see what is happening. I for one cannot do much but I do what I can. For instance this link is on my facebook, and myspace. This is what I talk about at social gatherings. Most people do not want to concern themselves with “other peoples” problems. Thank you all of you…All of you helping, and wanting to help to me are heroes. Thank you again…

  22. Nemo says:

    To Ari:

    And doesn’ty a Zionist expansionist state compromise the arab people?
    One-state. A Multinational Federation that encompasses arabs and jewish alike witth the SAME rights. No “jewish state” in the same way there should be not any islamic extremist state.

  23. Mihail says:


    The Jewish Encyclopedia:
    “Khazars, a non-Semitic, Asiatic, Mongolian tribal nation who emigrated into Eastern Europe about the first century, who were converted as an entire nation to Judaism in the seventh century by the expanding Russian nation which absorbed the entire Khazar population, and who account for the presence in Eastern Europe of the great numbers of Yiddish-speaking Jews in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Galatia, Besserabia and Rumania.”

    Encyclopedia Judaica
    The Encyclopedia Judaica (1972):

    “Khazars, a national group of general Turkic type, independent and sovereign in Eastern Europe between the seventh and tenth centuries C.E. During part of this time the leading Khazars professed Judaism… In spite of the negligible information of an archaeological nature, the presence of Jewish groups and the impact of Jewish ideas in Eastern Europe are considerable during the Middle Ages. Groups have been mentioned as migrating to Central Europe from the East often have been referred to as Khazars, thus making it impossible to overlook the possibility that they originated from within the former Khazar Empire.”

    The Jewish Encyclopedia
    The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia:

    “The primary meaning of Ashkenaz and Ashkenazim in Hebrew is Germany and Germans. This may be due to the fact that the home of the ancient ancestors of the Germans is Media, which is the Biblical Ashkenaz… Krauss is of the opinion that in the early medieval ages the Khazars were sometimes referred to as Ashkenazim… About 92 percent of all Jews or approximately 14,500,000 are Ashkenazim.”

    Encyclopedia Britannica (15th edition):

    “Khazars, confederation of Turkic and Iranian tribes that established a major commercial empire in the second half of the 6th century, covering the southeastern section of modern European Russia… In the middle of the 8th century the ruling classes adopted Judaism as their religion.”

    The Bible:
    Relates that the Khazar (Ashkenaz) Jews were/are the sons of Japheth not Shem:
    “Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth;…the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz…”
    (Genesis 10:1-3)
    Therefore, the Bible proves that the Ashkenaz Jews [Khazars] are not the descendants of Shem and cannot be Semite.

    Academic American Encyclopedia, Deluxe Library Edition, Volume 12, page 66 states:

    “The Khazars, a Turkic people, created a commercial and political empire that dominated substantial parts of South Russia during much of the 7th through 10th centuries. during the 8th century the Khazar aristocracy and the Kagan (King) were converted to Judaism.”