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"The LORD said unto Abram ... 'I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee ...
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
(Genesis 12:1-3)

"Thus saith the LORD God of Israel ... 'The LORD liveth ... which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country,
and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land
(Jeremiah 23:2,8)

"Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4)

The Massacres of Jews
in the 1920s and 1930s

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And the Band Played On...  (03 June 2012)

"On April 2, 1920, the Yorkshire Regiment Band played for the Nebi Mussa procession in Jerusalem. ... On Sunday, April 4, the first day of Chol Hamoed Pesach (the seder was Friday night, the 2nd) the Arabs rioted, encouraged by certain British officials and military officers:..."


Palestine Arab Riots 1920-21  (No Date. Possibly 2012)

"The first Arab riots of the Mandate period took place in Jerusalem in the intermediary days of Passover, in March 1920 ('Bloody Passover'). ... The British military authorities did not intervene in the Arab attacks, while Vladimir Jabotinsky and other Jews were arrested for organising a self-defense league..."


YOUTUBE:  Hebron Massacre of the Ancient Jewish Community by Arab Killers in 1929  (08 June 2011)

"In 1929, 67 Jews were brutally murdered by their Arab neighbours. The ancient Star of David carved at [the] entrance to what is now an Arab home, is a stamp of the ancient Jewish community that once lived there..."


They Stuck a Sword Down His Wife's Throat: A Hebron Schoolgirl Amid the Arab Riots, 1929  (24 February 2011)

"Devorah Schneersohn was born in Hebron, one of the holy cities of Judaism, 1916, ... Here's her eyewitness account of the bloody Arab riots that occurred in Hebron in 1929..."


Palestine Arab Riots 1929  (No Date. Possibly 2011)

"On August 22, 1929 the leaders of the Yishuv met with the British Deputy High Commissioner to alert him of their fears of a large Arab riot. The British officials assured them that the government was in control of the situation. The following day the Riots of 1929 erupted throughout the Palestine Mandate, lasting for seven days. ... Arab mobs attacked Jews in Jerusalem, Motza, Hebron, Safed, Jaffa, and other parts of the country..."


Remembering the Jewish Massacres in Mandate Palestine  (28 December 2010)

"As Israelis and Arabs struggles with a twenty-first century peace process, the world must face the forgotten history that was so pivotal in determining the present crisis..."


Anti-Jewish Violence in Pre-State Palestine / 1929 Massacres  (23 August 2009)


"Arab violence against Jews is often alleged to have begun with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 or as a result of Israel's capture in 1967 of territories occupied by Jordan. But even before the Mandate for Palestine was assigned to Great Britain by the Allies at the San Remo Conference (April 1920) and endorsed by the League of Nations (July 1922), Palestinian Arabs were carrying out organized attacks against Jewish communities in Palestine. Systematic violence began in early 1920..."


The May Day Massacre of 1921  (03 May 2009)

"There's no telling where the final ideological resting place of intellectually restless Yosef Haim Brenner - one of the Second Aliya luminaries and founding giants of modern Hebrew literature - would have been had he not been slain before reaching his 40th birthday. ... Nothing was irrevocably predetermined when Arab marauders took his life on May 2, 1921..."


How Hebron Became Occupied Territory  (29 December 2007)

"Hebron (Chevron in Hebrew) was the first piece of land ever purchased by the Jews in Israel. Approximately 38 centuries ago, Avraham, our forefather, purchased a cave in Chevron to bury his beloved wife Sarah. Jews have owned land in the city pretty much from then till now. In 1929, all that changed..."


Hebron 1929: The Untold Story  (July 2007)

"In 1929, Hebron, and ancient, peaceful community of Jews was attacked by a group of Arab rioters. To this day, many Jews throughout the world know little of the suffering endured by Hebron's Sephardic inhabitants during that pogrom..."


Move the Jews  (26 March 2005)

"The Arab violence in Hebron was one of the worst atrocities in the modern history of Israel. ... By the end of the riot, during which the British police did nothing to protect the Jews or stop the violence, sixty-seven Jews were dead and hundreds wounded. The survivors were isolated in a police station for three days while the Arabs rampaged through their houses, stealing and destroying Jewish property, unmolested by the British authorities..."


The Hebron Massacre of 1929  (No Date. Possibly 1999)

"For some time, the 800 Jews in Hebron lived in peace with their tens of thousands of Arab neighbours. But on the night of August 23, 1929, the tension simmering within this cauldron of nationalities bubbled over, and for three days, Hebron turned into a city of terror and murder. By the time the massacres ended, 67 Jews lay dead and the survivors were relocated to Jerusalem, leaving Hebron barren of Jews for the first time in hundreds of years..."


Pre-State Israel: The 1936 Arab Riots  (No Date)

In April 1936, "six prominent Arab leaders overcame their rivalries and joined forces ... The Arab High Command, as the group was known, was led by the Mufti Haj Ammin al-Husseini, ... [They] began their protest by calling for a general strike of Arab workers and a boycott of Jewish products. These actions swiftly escalated into terrorist attacks against the Jews and the British..."


Pre-State Israel: Arab Riots of the 1920s  (No Date)

"The Arabs found rioting to be a very effective political tool because the British attitude toward violence against Jews, and their response to the riots, encouraged more outbreaks of violence. In each riot, the British would make little or no effort to prevent the Arabs from attacking the Jews..."


Britain, Haj Husseini and the Arab Riots of 1920  (No Date)

In 1920, "Easter coincided with the Moslem festival of Nebi Musa. Its celebration included a procession starting in Jerusalem, where the crowd was ... told to fall on the Jews ... all but a remnant of the Jewish regiments that had helped liberate Palestine had been disbanded ... the few remaining soldiers were confined to camp ... On the day of the outbreak, all British troops and Jewish police had been removed from the Old City; only Arab policemen were left. The mob in the Old City, armed with clubs and knives, first looted shops. then it caught and beat up or killed Jews and raped Jewish women ... The Court of Enquiry ... summed up: 'The Jews were the victims of a peculiarly brutal and cowardly attack, the majority of the casualties being old men, women and children'.  Zeev Jabotinsky and Pinchas Rutenberg had in the preceding days hastily organised a Jewish self-defence unit. Their way into the Old City was barred at the gates by British troops..."





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