Since the United Nations partition of Palestine in 1947 and the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948, there have been four major Arab-Israeli wars (1947, 1956, 1967, and 1973). Today, I have been asked to speak about the first three, to leave the most recent one for another speaker to cover in great depth at another time.
The First Palestine War (1947)
The first war began as a civil conflict between Palestine Jews and Arabs following the
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speech in Pleasantville High School, one question that I can almost guarantee will be asked is "How do you know all of this?" The reason for this is because the probably will not understand how someone not from that area, an Italian, could be an expert on this subject.
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