Talk:1948 Arab–Israeli War

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Some inaccuracies[edit]

War of Independence (May 1948-July 1949)[edit]

As per the IDF history page the events prior to May 1948 should not be considered part of the War of Independence nor be named as such. [1] Additionally you can use http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0761807217/theamericanisraeA/ as reference.

Course of the War - 1st phase[edit]

Southern front - Negev[edit]

The sentence:"For the first few weeks of the war, Egyptian warplanes were able to bomb Tel Aviv with almost complete impunity, meeting only ground fire. The Egyptians also attacked rural settlements and airfields, though few casualties were caused.[131] Two Royal Egyptian Air Force (REAF) Spitfires bombed Tel Aviv. One of them was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and its pilot taken prisoner. However, the Egyptians continued their bombing raids over the city, killing about 40 people. Most civilian casualties in Tel Aviv occurred on a 18 May raid against the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station.".

Thanks to Pluto's deletion, the reader may be surprised to learn that Tel Aviv arial bombing, belongs to the Negev. The "2 spitfires attack" is missing a date. It does not mentions the Egyption dakotas bombers.

Battles of Latrun[edit]

the sentence:"From these positions, the Jordanians were able to cut off supplies to Israeli troops and civilians in Jerusalem"

It is suggested to write that "the Jordanians cut off supplies and water line to Israeli troops and civilians in Jerusalem" (Morris 2008 p. 230-231)

Battle for Jerusalem[edit]

The sentence: "The Jordanians in Latrun cut off supplies to western Jerusalem.".

Proposed: "The Jordanians in Latrun cut off supplies and the water line to western Jerusalem." The sentence:"The Arab Legion fired 10,000 artillery and mortar shells a day'

10000 a day is probably a huge exaggeration.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "IDF History Page". http://www.idf.il/1503-en/Dover.aspx. 

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Palestinian Exodus sources[edit]

Should we add a few more sources to the Palestinian Exodus section? Say Benny Morris & other 'New Historians' as they are called in Israel? Merlov1 02:13 AM, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Jordan had partial victory, don't you think?[edit]

Jordan wanted to annex the area west to the Jordan river. Since the second ceace fire, the frontline in Samaria havent canged almost entirly, the Jordanians belived that they could exploit a silent front with the Israeli front because they didn't want to loose alot of land. In the end they annexed the West Bank and enjoyed the area and the people (gave them citizenship). Isn't it a partial victory? I mean, of course the main official plan was to destroy Israel, but all countries joined the war for their intrests in establishing a united Arab entity or just carving some lands (As Syria wanted the whole "Greater Syria" areas and they belived they could take the Galilee and Egypt wanting to annex the Negev desert). Jordan did managed to earn some of what they wanted and they havent lost to many fights in compare to Egypt.

What I offer is that we will put in the "resaults" section "Jordanian partial victory". Bolter21 (talk) 21:42, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

You are right and 2 sources can be given for this :
  • Anita Shapira, L'imaginaire d'Israël : histoire d'une culture politique (2005), Latroun : la mémoire de la bataille, Chap. III. 1 l'événement p. 91–96
  • Benny Morris, 1948, (2008), p.419.
Pluto2012 (talk) 08:09, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
@Pluto2012:Excuse me for forgetting about this talk.Seems you have solid references. Would you mind adding them to the "resaults" in the infobox? I am going on a vacation soon and ain't nobody got time for that.--Bolter21 (talk) 23:36, 17 July 2015 (UTC)