The State of Israel has been celebrating its 30th anniversary over the last week. It?
The State of Israel has been celebrating its 30th anniversary over the last week. It came into existence on May 14th 1948 when the British mandate over Palestine was brought to an end. Four times since its foundation, Israel has been to war with Arab neighbours and its struggle to survive continues. The Palestinians meanwhile continued their fight to establish a homeland on the same site as the state of Israel. The Palestinian struggle has been a long one and is now spearheaded by the forces of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. In London, Visnews reporter Asif Khan talked to a PLO spokesman Mr. Tewfiq Khalil.