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, town (1994 pop. 21,600), NE Israel. One of Israel's four holy cities, it has a thriving artists' colony and many museums and ancient synagogues. Ceramics, diamonds, and handicrafts are produced in the town, which has a large Orthodox Jewish population. Founded c.A.D.
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"I want to see Safad", he told Channel 2, referring to the town where he grew up which is now in northern Israel.
For those who still intend to "liberate Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea," President Mahmoud Abbas's statements about Safad and not residing there is a crime.
"She requests the Government of Israel to do all it can to preserve the health of Mr Al-Barq and Mr Safad in its continued handling of their respective cases.
As a case in point, drawing upon Ben Gurion to demonstrate that from March 1948 it was Zionist policy "to ethnically cleanse the country as a whole," (32) he quotes him as having said that the Haganah "captured many Arab positions and liberated Tiberias and Haifa, Jaffa, and Safad ...
*** Professor, Clinical Neuroscience & Population Genetics & Department of Neurology, Ziv Medical Center, Safad, Israel.
During and after the war, the Zionist forces proceeded to wipe out entire villages and other civilian landmarks, obliterating hundreds of Palestinian villages and completely clearing five towns (Safad, Beisan, Tiberias, Beersheba, and al Majdal) of their Arab residents.
Such a scene prompts feelings of anger and revenge, of course, and then Kanafani writes: "I imagined that the main street that I walked along on the way back home was only the beginning of a long, long road leading to Safad"Safad being, as a note explains, "a small town in northern Israel."
In Israel, by contrast, when the chief Rabbi of Safad exhorted Jews not to sell houses to Arabs, the Israeli legal system came down upon him like a ton of bricks.
In termenii actualei impartiri administrative, teritoriul evreiesc proiectat de Comisie ar cuprinde sub districtele Acra, Safad, Tiberias, Nazareth, Haiffa si o parte din subdistrictele Jenin-Tulkarum, Beisan, Jaffa si Ramla; teritoriul arab ar cuprinde sub districtele Nablous, Ramallah, Jericho, Hebron, Gaza, Beersheba si parte din subdistrictele Baisan, Jenin, Tulkarm, Jaffa, Rambla, Jerusalim si Bethlehem.
Syrian troops were closing in on Tiberias, and the Lebanese on Safad, the biggest city in the northern Galilee.
* Mordechai's son Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Safad, elaborated on his father's comments, stating: "If they don't stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand." He added, "And if they do not stop after 1,000 then we must kill 10,000.
Most of the camp's inhabitants come from Galilee villages: Safad, Saffouri, Saasaa, Loubieh, Khalssa and Safsaf.