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Myths & Facts: Exclusive Videos

AICE Executive Director Dr. Mitchell Bard discusses the major issues in the Arab-Israeli conflict

Delegitimization **NEW**

  • Campus Delegitimization of Israel is Successful

1948 & Israeli Independence

  • Jews have no claim to Israel
  • Palestine was always an Arab land
  • The partition plan gave the Jews most of the land, and all of the cultivable area
  • Israel usurped all of Palestine in 1948
  • The Jews started the first war with the Arabs
  • The Jews had no intention of living peacefully with their Arab neighbors
  • Zionism is racism

United Nations

  • The United Nations unjustly partitioned Palestine
  • Resolution 242 clearly requires Israel to return to its pre-1967 boundaries
  • Resolution 242 recognizes a Palestinian right to self-determination
  • U.N. Resolutions call for Israel to repatriate all Palestinian Refugees
  • Israel's annexation of Jerusalem violates U.N. Resolution 242


  • Israel attacked Jordan to capture Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem is an Arab city
  • Under Israeli rule, religious freedom has been curbed in Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem should be the capital of a Palestinian state

1967 Six Day War

  • After the 1967 war, Israel refused to negotiate a settlement with the Arabs

Peace Process

  • Syria is willing to trade land for peace
  • Arabs cannot be anti-Semitic because they themselves are Semites
  • Israel's treatment of Palestinians is similar to the treatment of Blacks in Apartheid South Africa
  • Israel discriminates against its Arab citizens
  • The Palestinian question is the core of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Right of Return is a pre-requisite for final settlement
  • Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal
  • Israeli and Palestinian peace agreements prohibit settlements


  • Violence is an understandable and legitimate response to Israel's policies
  • America's support of Israel is the reason it was attacked on September 11th, 2001
  • Groups like Hezbollah and Hamas should be excluded from the U.S. war on terrorism because they are freedom fighters and not terrorists
  • Palestinians are driven to terror by desperation
  • The Palestinians educate their children about co-existence with Israel
  • A Palestinian state will pose no danger to the State of Israel.