Land and the Nakba - apartheid's igorance - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • CommonSense
    • 31.07.07 | 18:39 (IDT)

    And how much land, Boston apartheid, did Arabs own in 1948? Please recall the British conquered the place from the Turks and then Israel and Jordan replaced Britain. There were no Arab public lands and had not been for some 500 years (and then the modern day concept of ownership did not exist). So how much land did the Arabs own. You quite rightly state that Jews had purchased some 7% by 1948. And you seem to assume that the JNF owned all these. The reality is that JNF owns 13% of public land in Israel and the article refers only to that 13%. JNF was founded in 1901 and continued to exist after the state was declared; it is not the Israel Lands Authority which administers public lands and it is not state land that it controls.

    from the article: Violating the norms of democracy
    First published 00:00 31.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 31.07.07
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