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Hasbara

The Comprehensive Guide to The Truth about Hasbara Hasbara is the Hebrew term for advocacy for Israel and Israel’s public diplomacy, the Israeli public relations. In this day and age of instant news and widespread dissemination of information, it is important to have real-time advocacy, and especially in the case of Israel, which faces a constant slew of PR attacks against it. Failing to destroy Israel on the battlefield or through economic means, Israel’s enemies now concentrate their effort on political and legal warfare against Israel, in order to delegitimize it, turning Israel into a pariah-state, which will lead to
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Jerusalem

Jerusalem Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was built by King David over 3,000 years ago, and has never been a capital for any people other than the Jewish people, as was chronicled in the bible, and proved by independent archaeological discoveries found. Jewish presence in the old city of Jerusalem existed uninterruptedly until the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem was overrun by the Jordanian Legion in 1948. This brought about the division of Jerusalem into East Jerusalem, which includes the Old City, and West Jerusalem. In 1967, Jerusalem was reunited, and like any other nation’s capital, will never
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Jewish State

The Comprehensive Guide to The Truth about the Jewish State In 2007, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as well as then Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, stated that Israel would require that as part of a final status agreement with the Palestinians, Israel would be recognized as the Jewish state. Since then, successive Israeli governments have accepted this position. Until the release of this booklet, not only has Abbas not recognized Israel as a Jewish state, he has provocatively declared that even in a thousand years he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state. What
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Judea and Samaria

The Comprehensive Guide to The Truth about the Judea & Samaria Judea & Samaria – Occupied Territories? In June 1967, following the Six-Day War, Israel captured the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria, known as the West Bank of the Jordan River. The Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria is one of the main issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and any future agreement will demand an innovative solution to the issue. Why did Israel capture Judea and Samaria in 1967? In May of 1967, three Arab countries, Egypt, Syria and Jordan, imposed an unlawful siege and blockade
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Palestinian Statehood

The Comprehensive Guide to The Truth about Palestinian Statehood In 2012, with the pressure of the Palestinian Authority and the backing of the Arab majority supporting it, the UN General Assembly voted to recognize “Palestine” as a state. Since the UN Security Council did not support this vote, it could not be considered as a member state of the UN and the Palestinian’s status is that of a “non-member observer state”. Why did Israel object to the Palestinians going to the UN in their bid for statehood? The Israeli objection is based on bilateral agreements with the Palestinians, that Palestinian
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Peace Process

The Comprehensive Guide to The Truth about the Peace Process Since the massive return of the Jewish people to their homeland which started almost 150 years ago, we extended our hand in peace to the local Arab residents. Unfortunately, the response was murder and massacres, such as in Jaffa in 1921, Hebron in 1929 and the Arab wave of terror between the years 1936-1939, as well as interminable Arab and Palestinian terrorism until this very day. The Jewish leadership has always agreed to compromise, agreeing to partition the land and give up land for peace, according to international plans which
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Refugees

The Comprehensive Guide to The Truth about The Refugees Unfortunately, every war brings with it misery and human suffering. For instance, following World War II, there were 20 million refugees in Europe, who never returned to their places of origin. In the 1948 War of Independence, when Israel was fighting for its survival and independence, attacked by 5 neighboring Arab countries, 1.5 million people were displaced as a result of the war. One of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the issue of refugees. Who are the refugees, how many are there, and where are they now? Who
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Settlements

The Comprehensive Guide to The Truth about The Settlements The Palestinians, and many in the international community, claim that the settlements in Judea and Samaria are the main obstacle to peace, and that continued construction by Israel in Judea and Samaria is the reason for the repeated Palestinian-led breakdowns in negotiations. Why did Israel build settlements in Judea and Samaria? Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria have been there for centuries. For instance, there were prosperous Jewish communities in Hebron until the Arab massacre of 1929, and in Gush Etzion and East Jerusalem, before they were overrun by the Jordanians
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United Nations

The Comprehensive Guide to The Truth about The United Nations The United Nations (UN) was created following World War II, in order to prevent war and terror and to promote human rights and justice for individuals and nations. Article 51 of Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter states that: “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations”. Therefore, Israel has every right to defend herself and her citizens, even if it means preventing and preempting a terrorist rocket or mortar
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