Foreign News: IT BELONGS TO US

About 500,000 Arabs are now refugees from areas of Palestine controlled by the victorious Israeli army. Jews—most of them refugees from Europe themselves—have taken over the Arabs' communities, where they now work Arab land, live in Arab houses and even use Arab cooking utensils. One such community is Akir, a village on the road between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, which TIME Correspondent John Luter visited last week. Here is Luter's report:

Cowboys & Indians. Until last May, Akir's baked-mud huts were inhabited by some 500 Arab families who worked the nearby vineyards and orange groves, occasionally sniped at a passing Jewish convoy....

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