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Until Return - Issue 1

Palestine Library to Open at Al-Awda Center in Carlsbad, California

Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Palestine Library, as resolved by the Fifth Annual International Al-Awda Convention, held in Anaheim California, May 25-27, 2007. The new addition to Al-Awda Center will include a wide variety of publications that deal with the struggle for Palestinian return and liberation. The library will also serve as a repository of Al-Awda Center's multi-media educational materials related to various aspects of Palestine, its people and Arab culture.

The library is an important addition to the educational materials which are available online via Al-Awda's websites.

We appreciate any support you can give us with this project. You may contact us at with your proposals. If you would simply like to make a donation to help us achieve our goal, please go to and follow the instructions. Please remember to contact us at to indicate that your donation is for The Palestine Library project.

Note for future: In conjunction with the creation of Al-Awda's Media Center, and its upcoming newsletter, we will be featuring reviews and analyses of books and papers from the Library.

A listing of books we currently have available is provided at

Among the new books added recently to our collection is:

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe (2006, Oneworld Pubns Ltd).

In this excellent, well-researched book, historian Ilan Pappe demonstrates that the forced expulsion of more than three quarters of a million Palestinians between 1948-49 was part of a long-standing Zionist plan to impose an exclusive Jewish state in Palestine. Pappe provides a detailed account of the direct role of Zionist terror groups, such as Haganah, in the demolition and depopulation of hundreds of villages, and the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of indigenous native Palestinian Arabs. Pappe shows the clear relationship of these acts to the accepted international and UN definitions of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Focusing primarily on Plan D (Dalet, in Hebrew), which was developed by Ben Gurion with other Zionist leaders on March 10, 1948 in the "Red House" in Tel-Aviv, Pappe demonstrates how ethnic cleansing was not a circumstance of war as falsely claimed by Zionist propaganda, but rather a deliberate goal of combat for Zionist military units led by Ben Gurion, the architect of
this ethnic cleansing who later became Israel's first prime minister. This must-read book provides important inroads into the recent history of Palestine and the ethnic cleansing that continues unabated till today.

Pappe calls for the unconditional return of all Palestinian refugees to their homes and land of origin.

To order a copy of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe and any other of our books, go to and follow the simple instructions.

Thank you in advance for your support!


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