IPCRI

Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information

IPCRI Database

1. IPCRI Policy Papers

2. Historical Peace Proposals and Agreements

3. Pre-1948 Papers and Proposals

4. Palestinian Political Documents and Statements

5. Israeli Political Documents and Statements

6. United Nations Resolutions

7. Arab League Initiatives and Statements

8. Analysis and Commentary

9. Israeli Government Documents

10. Palestinian Authority Documents

11. Other Resources - a Very Extensive Database on the Israeli-Arab Conflict

 

1. IPCRI Policy Papers

A Comprehensive Approach to the Current Crises, July 25, 2006
End the crisis without killing anyone, July 13, 2006 (Hebrew version)
End the crisis without killing anyone, July 13, 2006 (Arabic version)
End the crisis without killing anyone, July 13, 2006 (English version)
Dialogue and Convergence: Not sequenced – only in Parallel, May 16, 2006
The available versus the desirable in the post election Palestinian Israeli relationship IPCRI POLICY PAPER,  December 29, 2005
THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY MUST ASK FOR EGYPTIAN AND JORDANIAN SECURITY FORCES TEMPORARY HELP TO STABILIZE THE SECURITY SITUATION, OVERCOME INTERNAL CHAOS,  AND ENFORCE LAW AND ORDER, IPCRI Policy Paper November 2005
Kerem Shalom as a model for organizing the international borders of the Palestinian Authority
The Baskin-Siniora Peace Plan September 2005
IPCRI requests from the Government of Israel to transfer the remaining Synagogues in Gush Katif to buildings for the good of the Palestinian public

Reversing the Logic and Reconstructing It Working from the End to the Beginning with Stipulations and International Assurances, July 17, 2005

The Gaza-West Bank Passage - A Review of Options and Recommendations, July 4, 2005
Save the Union -  IPCRI Policy Paper, June 2, 2005
IPCRI SAU Policy Paper - The New Palestinian Challenge – Effective Governance – Toward the Creation of a New and Independent Palestinian Strategy
The Statehood Logic - SAU Policy Paper #4, May 2005 (English)
The Magic of the Qassams, Kobi Michael and Gershon Baskin, January 17, 2005 (Hebrew Version)
The Magic of the Qassams, Kobi Michael and Gershon Baskin, January 17, 2005 (English Version)
People and Politics / A new security horizon - Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, January 6, 2005 (English Version)
People and Politics / A new security horizon - Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, January 6, 2005 (Hebrew Version)
SAU Policy Statement, December 5, 2004 - Civil Society-Government Partnership - a Call to the Donors' Conference
Border Regime During and After the Disengagement, IPCRI Strategic Affairs Policy Paper, November 2004 (Arabic)
Border Regime During and After the Disengagement, IPCRI Strategic Affairs Policy Paper, November 2004 (Hebrew)
Border Regime During and After the Disengagement, IPCRI Strategic Affairs Policy Paper, November 2004 (English)
Towards a New Future, Khaled Duzdar. November 18, 2004
The Palestinian Priorities, Khaled Duzdar, November 9, 2004
A Legitimate Palestinian Leadership, Gershon Baskin, November 8, 2004
The War in Gaza is Over - Ceasefire Now! A Call from Gershon Baskin, October 26, 2004
Israel's Catch-22 Policies - Reoccupation in Order to Disengage, October 4, 2004 (English)
Israel's Catch-22 Policies - Reoccupation in Order to Disengage, October 4, 2004 (Hebrew)
Wanted: A US Middle East Peace Policy Special Ambassador, Gershon Baskin, September 26, 2004


2. Historical Peace Proposals and Agreements:

A. Israeli- Palestinian Joint Sponsored Peace Proposals and Relating Documents:

B. Israeli-Jordanian Peace Agreements and Relating Documents:

C. Egyptian-Israeli Peace Agreements and Relating Documents:

D. Israeli - Lebanese Agreements:

E. Israeli- Syrian Agreements:

F. Arab Sponsored Peace Proposals and statements

G. American Sponsored Peace Proposals and speeches:

H. Quartet Sponsored Peace Proposals:

I. Civil Society Documents

3. Pre-1948 Papers and Proposals:

4. Palestinian Political Documents and Statements:

5. Israeli Political Documents and Statements:

6. United Nations Resolutions

- United Nations Resolution 1405 (2002) Jenin

- United Nations Resolution 1403 (2002)

- United Nations Resolution 1402 (2002)

- United Nations Resolution 1397 (2002)

-United Nations Resolution 4686 (1992) Removing Definition of Zionism = Racism

- United Nations SC Resolution 425 (1978) Israeli Invasion of Lebanon

- UN General Assembly Resolution 3379 (Nov 1975) Zionism is Racism

- United Nations Resolution 338 (Oct 1973)

- UNITED Nations Resolution 225 (May1968)

- United Nations Resolution 242 (Nov 1967)

- United Nations General Assembly Resolution 997 (Nov 1956)

- United Nations Security Council Resolution 95 (Sept 1951)

- United Nations General Assembly Resolution 302 (Dec 1949)

- United Nations General Assembly Resolution 303 (Dec 1949)

- United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 (Dec 1948)

- United Nations General Assembly Resolution 212 (Nov 1948)

- United Nations Security Council Resolution 62 (Nov 1948)

- UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (Nov 1947)

- United Nations UNSCOP Report (Sept 1947)

7. Analysis and Commentary

8. Israeli Government Documents

       - Israeli Government Disengagement Plan
 

9. Palestinian Authority Documents

      - Palestinian Basic Law

       - Palestinian Draft Constitution - Third Draft

10.  Other Resources:

US House of Representatives Resolution Against the Hamas - H.Res. 575, November 18, 2005

US House Resolution 4681 - The Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, May 23, 2006

 

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


Documents

Mideast Web, Middle East Historical and Peace Process Source Documents

Theodor Herzl:  On the Jewish State, 1896

Richard Gottheil, "The Aims of Zionism," 1 November 1898

Gottheil, Richard, Ph.D., "The Zionist Movement," The North American Review, vol. 169, issue 513 (August 1899).

British Imperial Connexions to the Arab National Movement, 1912-1914; Lord Kitchener, the Emir Abdullah, Sir Louis Mallet -- the Case of Aziz Ali, 1914

The Husain-McMahon Letters (excerpt), 1915

The Sykes-Picot Agreement, 1916

The 27 Articles of T.E. Lawrence from The Arab Bulletin, 20 August 1917

Balfour Declaration 1917

The King-Crane Commission Report, August 28, 1919, Report of [the] American section of Inter-allied Commission of mandates in Turkey

The British Mandate For Palestine, San Remo Conference, April 24, 1922

The San Remo Conference, 1922

British White Paper, 1922

British White Paper, 1939

National Security Archive, U.S. Propaganda in the Middle East - The Early Cold War Version, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 78, Edited by Joyce Battle. December 13, 2002

Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian and African Affairs Memorandum from Wallace Murray to Archibald MacLeish. "Letter from Colonel Harold B. Hoskins" [American Movie Propaganda], March 21, 1945.

Attitude of American Government Toward Palestine Letter From President Roosevelt to King Ibn Saud, April 5, 1945

Memo from acting Secretary Joseph C. Grew to President Truman, May 1, 1945

Memorandum to President Truman from Acting Secretary of State Joseph Grew regarding Palestine and the American Christian Palestine Committee, May 28, 1945

Memo for President Truman regarding an upcoming meeting about Palestine with Winston Churchill, June 16, 1945

President Truman's files on the United States' position on Palestine, August 1945

Memo for President Truman on his stance on Palestine, October 17, 1945

Statement by President Truman, November 13, 1945

Proposal from Lessing J. Rosenwald to President Truman at their meeting in the White House, December 4, 1945

Letter from Loy W. Henderson to Secretary of State Connelly on the creation of the state of Israel, December 11, 1945

Three copies of a statement by President Truman regarding hearings on Palestine and European Jews, January 7, 1946

Executive Order from President Truman, January 19, 1946

Letter from Congressman Emanuel Celler to President Truman, March 20, 1946

Statement by President Truman regarding the U. S. Government's lack of representation at a conference in London regarding the future of Palestine (no date)

Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, April 1946

Letter from David K. Niles to Matt Connelly, May 1, 1946

Memo from Robert F. Wagner to President Truman regarding the horrors of the treatment of Jews by the Nazis, June 20, 1946

Memo from Colonel A. J. McFarland to the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee, June 21, 1946

Confidential letter from Prime Minister Attlee to President Truman, July 25, 1946

Letter to Acting Secretary of State William L. Clayton from President Truman, September 14, 1946

Immigration into Palestine - Statement by President Truman, October 4, 1946

Letter from David K. Niles to President Truman, May 12, 1947

Map, September 1947 - Palestine: Plan of Partition

Map, September 1947- Proposed Boundaries of the City of Jerusalem

Letter from Eddie Jacobson to President Truman, October 8, 1947

United States Position on Palestine Question. Statement by Herschel V. Johnson, United States Deputy Representative to the United Nations, October 11, 1947

Letter from Senator Elbert D. Thomas to President Truman, November 15, 1947

Action of the General Assembly's Resolution on the Palestine question, November 29, 1947

UN General Assembly Resolution 181, November 29, 1947

US, Department of the Army, Area Handbook, Israel, PROBLEMS OF THE NEW STATE, 1948-67

Summary of major events leading to the creation of the nation of Israel (no date)

Elihu King's account of his participation in the Israeli War of Independence

Draft: The Position of the United States with respect to Palestine, February 17, 1948

Letter from President Truman to Eddie Jacobson, February 27, 1948

Letter from Senator Francis J. Myers to President Truman, March 4, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 42, March 5, 1948

United States Position on the Palestine Problem, Statement by Ambassador Warren R. Austin, United States Representative in the Security Council, March 19, 1948 (Excerpts)

Letter from Robert R. Nathan to Robert A. Lovett, March 24, 1948

Statement on the United Nations' recognition of Israel by President Truman, March 25, 1948

United States Proposal for Temporary United Nations Trusteeship for Palestine, Statement by President Truman, March 25, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 43, April 1, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 44, April 1, 1948

Articles from the April 8, 1948 issue of Foreign Report

Matthew Hogan, "THE 1948 MASSACRE AT DEIR YASSIN REVISITED," Historian, Winter 2001

United Nations Security Council Resolution 46, April 17, 1948

Draft of proposed remarks by Ambassador Austin to plenary session, special session on Palestine, April 19, 1948

Letter from Freda Kirchwey to Chaim Weizmann, April 20, 1948; Essay by Henry F. Grady on the fate of European Jews under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the creation of a permanent Jewish state (no date)

Memo by Frank P. Corrigan--summary of Palestine problem (no date)

United Nations Security Council Resolution 48, April 23, 1948

Correspondence between Representative Arthur G. Klein and President Truman, May 1948

Office memo from Clark Clifford to Robert McClintock, May 4, 1948; Office memo from General Carter to Robert McClintock, May 3, 1948, 2 copies; Telegram from Ambassador Austin to Secretary of State, April 30, 1948; Telegram from Ambassador Austin to Secretary of State, May 2, 1948; Memo from Judah Magnes and Robert McClintock to Lovett, rusk, Handerson, and Ambassador Austin, May 4, 1948

Letter from Dean Alfange to Major General Harry H. Vaughan and a reply from President Truman, May 5, 1948

Letter from Alfred M. Greenfield to Representative Joseph F. Guffey, May 6, 1948

Letter from Congressman Chet Holifield to President Truman, May 7, 1948. The last three pages of this document contain the names and signatures of those who signed this letter

Letter from Moshe Shertok to Secretary of State George C. Marshall, May 7, 1948

David K. Niles' notes of Dean Rusk's comments about the recognition of Israel, May 8, 1948

Report on the Jewish accomplishment of partition between the Jewish and Arab populations in Palestine, May 9, 1948

Telegram from New York State Assemblyman Philip J. Schupler to President Truman, May 10, 1948

Letter from Freda Kirchwey to President Truman, May 10, 1948; Letter to President Truman from Henry A. Atkinson, Bartley C. Crum, Leon Henderson, Freda Kirchwey, Philip Murray, James G. Patton, and T. O. Thackrey, May 10, 1948

Correspondence between President Truman and Bartley C. Crum, May 11, 1948

Alternatives of how to make peace between the Arabs and the Jews in Palestine, Lowenthal to Clifford, May 11, 1948

Memo to President Truman on having the U. N. provide the basic needs for keeping law and order in Palestine, May 11, 1948

Memo to President Truman from David K. Niles recommending a particular stance on Palestine during the rest of the U. N. General Assembly, May 11, 1948

Cover page of a letter from President Truman to Representative Joseph F. Guffey, May 12, 1948

Diary of Eben B. Ayers, May 12 through 15, 1948

Letter from Dr. Chaim Weizmann to President Truman, May 13, 1948

Correspondence between President Truman and Rabbi Samuel Thurman of the United Hebrew Congregation of St. Louis, Missouri, May 13, 1948

Draft telegram from President Truman to Ben-Gurion at the American Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel (no date)

U.N. General Assembly Resolution 186, Appointment and terms of reference of a United Nations Mediator in Palestine; May 14, 1948

Declaration of Israel's Independence, May 14, 1948

Letter from Eliahu Epstein, agent for the provisional government of Israel, to President Truman, May 14, 1948

Memo from President Truman stating that Israel's government had been finally recognized, May 14, 1948

Letter from Eliahu Epstein to President Truman, May 14, 1948; Statement by President Truman, June 5, 1947; Telegram regarding President Truman's announcement that the U. S. had officially recognized Palestine's new provisional government, May 14, 1948

Copy of cable sent by Eliahu Epstein to Moshe Shertok, May 14, 1948

Independence of Israel, Letter From the Agent of the Provisional Government of Israel to the President of the United States, May 15, 1948

Statement of proclamation of Israel for May 15th or 16th, 1948

Correspondence between President Truman and The Honorable James Roosevelt, May 16, 1948

Telegram from Ambassador Austin to Secretary of State, May 19, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 49, May 22, 1948

Comments on Mr. Bevin on Palestine, May 25, 1948

Letter from Chaim Weizmann to President Truman, May 26, 1948

Memo from Eddie Jacobson on the De Jure Recognition of Israel (no date)

United Nations Security Council Resolution 50, May 29, 1948

Letter to President Truman from Bartley Crum and Paul O' Dwyer, June 10, 1948

Map of the military situation, June 11, 1948

Memo to President Truman on U. S. government representation in Palestine and a proposed press release, June 15, 1948

Letter from Freda Kirchwey to President Truman, June 19, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 53, July 7, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 54, July 15, 1948

Cover page of document referred to the Honorable Matthew J. Connelly by David K. Niles, July 21, 1948; Memorandum to David K. Niles from David Ginsberg regarding the de facto and de jure recognition of Israel (no date)

Memo from Samuel Rosenman to Clark Clifford questioning the U. S.'s recognition of Israel's provisional government, July 30, 1948

Letter from Representative Bloom to President Truman, August 3, 1948

Letter from Eddie Jacobson to Chaim Weizmann, August 6, 1948

Telegram from Lovett to President Truman

Telegram from Bill Boyle to Mr. Connelly regarding popularity of stance on Palestine

Telegram from Lovett to President Truman

Memo from Eliahu Epstein to Clark Clifford, August 9, 1948

Memo to President Truman regarding proposed representations to the Provisional Government of Israel, August 16, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 56, August 19, 1948

Memorandum to President Truman:  President's Press Conference on the September 9, 1948 de jure recognition of Israel plus 2 telegram attachments, September 8, 1948

Memorandum on "De Facto and De Jure Recognition of Israel" (no date)

Truman's statement on being for the establishment of a Jewish state in the Middle East (no date); Memo of a conversation among Clark Clifford, George M. Elsey, and William M. Franklin that occured in Clifford's office on July 25, 1973; Memo of a conversation between Clark Clifford and William M. Franklin, June 20, 1974

Conclusions From Progress Report of the United Nations Mediator on Palestine, September 16, 1948

Telegram to Clark Clifford from Bartley Crum that Marshall had approved the Bernadotte Plan without Presidential approval, September 28, 1948

Telegram from Freda Kirchney to Senator Howard J. McGrath (no date--most likely October 1, 1948)

United Nations Security Council Resolution 59, October 19, 1948

Telegram from Mr. Clifford to President Truman on unfounded personal attacks by 1948 Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey, October 23, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 60, October 29, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 61, November 4, 1948

Letter from Chaim Weizmann to President Truman, November 5, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 62, November 16, 1948

Letter from Israeli President Chaim Weizmann to President Truman, November 29, 1948

Confidential letter from Israeli President Chaim Weizmann to President Truman, November 29, 1948

Creation of a Conciliation Commission for Palestine, Resolution of the General Assembly, December 11, 1948

United Nations Security Council Resolution 66, December 29, 1948

Cover letter and message from Dr. Chaim Weisman, President of the State Council of the Provisional Government of Israel, to President Truman, January 11, 1949

Revised Draft Press Release by President Truman on de jure recognition of the Government of Israel, January 31, 1949

U.S Congressional Joint Resolution, March 24, 1949 - for the Authorization of a Special Contribution by the United States for the Relief of Palestine Refugees

Map of the Palestine Military Situation, April 6, 1949

Letter from Chaim Weizmann to President Truman, June 24, 1949

U.N., Report on Status of the Armistice Negotiations and Truce in Palestine, July 21, 1949 (Excerpts)

Assistance to Palestine Refugees - Resolution of the General Assembly, December 8, 1949

International Regime for the Jerusalem Area and Protection of the Holy Places - Resolution of the General Assembly, December 9, 1949

United States Embassy, Iraq Cable from Edward S. Crocker II to the Department of State. "Recent Developments in Connection with the Kurdish-Language News Bulletin," April 10, 1950.

Department of State Airgram from Dean Acheson. [Anti-Americanism in the Arab World], May 1, 1950.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Edward C. Wells to the Department of State. "Motion Pictures--The Film Two Cities," May 16, 1950.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Edward C. Wells to the Department of State. "Priority Aims and Objectives of the USIE Program in Iran Calls for Enhancing U.S. Prestige and Demonstrating Communist Fallacies," June 5, 1950.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Henry F. Grady to the Department of State. "Proposed New Program for USIE, Iran," July 6, 1950.

United States Embassy, Soviet Union Cable from Alan G. Kirk to the Department of State. [Voice of America and Radio Tehran], August 19, 1950.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Henry F. Grady to the Department of State. [Voice of America Transmitters in Bahrain and Iran], September 19, 1950.

United States Embassy, Egypt Despatch from A.F. Lager to the Department of State. "Transmitting Copy of Notes re 'Certain Aspects of the Political Situation at Kuwait--The Company's Local Relations and Other Non-technical Matters Connected with These Operations'" [Internal Memorandum Found at Trans World Airlines Plane Crash Site], September 25, 1950.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Henry F. Grady to the Department of State. [U.S.-Iranian Joint Propaganda Efforts], October 19, 1950.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable to the Department of State. [Iran's Propaganda Director and the Voice of America], December 8, 1950.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Edward C. Wells to the Department of State. "Motion Pictures--Pro-Soviet Feature Film North Star," December 28, 1950.

United States Embassy, Saudi Arabia Cable from William D. Brewer to the Department of State. "Egyptian Newspaper Article on American Military Aid to Saudi Arabia," January 5, 1951.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Henry F. Grady to the Department of State. [Iranian Propaganda Director Dismissed], January 6, 1951.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Henry F. Grady to the Department of State. [Appointment of New Iranian Propaganda Director], January 10, 1951.

United States Embassy, Iran Cable from Edward C. Wells to the Department of State. "Notes on Expanded Program for Iran" [Includes Memorandum], January 12, 1951.

Department of State, Under Secretary Report from James E. Webb to James S. Lay, Jr. "Progress Report by the Under Secretary of State on the Implementation of United States Policy toward Israel and the Arab States (NSC 47/2)," January 26, 1951

Department of State, Division of International Broadcasting Mem