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This article explores the way in which seven main Israeli institutions presented between 1949 and 2004 the causes for the main historical event of the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian conflict – the 1948 Palestinian exodus, which led to the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. This is done by analyzing all the publications of three state institutions – the national Information Center, the army (IDF), and the Ministry of Education, and four Israeli-Jewish societal institutions – the research community, 1948 war veterans, NGOs, and newspapers. In addition, findings from a 2008 pubic opinion survey regarding the Israeli-Jewish memory of the exodus are presented. Various explanatory asepcts of this Israeli memory of the exodus  are addressed. 

Rafi Nets,
Feb 20, 2015, 11:56 PM