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Those Poor Little Lost Bunnies, The Palestinians
Over at Dhimmiwatch, Fitzgerald lays out the truth about the "Palestinian" "refugees":

Arab and Muslim states, or governments, although they now ask Israel to surrender still more, created the so-called "Palestinian refugee" problem. These were not classic refugees, hounded out, but rather people who left a war zone, for an Arab assault was anticipated even in 1947. They were confident that they would soon be returning. The evidence for this, written and spoken, is overwhelming. However, very few people bother to consult that evidence. Or if they do, they dismiss it with hardly a moment’s thought, since it does not correspond to their own deeply imbedded misinformation. An army of Arab propagandists, speaking both directly and through their willing Western megaphones (such as Jimmy Carter, morally the worst of our presidents), have fed them that misinformation for decades now.

One of the staples of modern journalism is the "Arab" or, in a little nunc-pro-tunc updating, the "Palestinian" family that "returns" to Jaffa or Jerusalem to stare wistfully at their old house. I remember one case a few years ago where someone came to "stare" at his "old house" and it turned out that the "old house" had been built long after 1948, and on an empty plot.

Fantastic fact page about Israel -- from a link posted by one of Fitzgerald's commenters.

Posted by aalkon at May 2, 2007 9:46 AM

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> I remember one case a few years ago....etc


Are you claiming that this is a typical case? 711,000 people were expelled, according to an
independent estimate by the UN.

Posted by: Stu "El Inglés" Harris at May 2, 2007 7:07 AM

By my name, you're probably aware that I'm an Israeli. I'm not a radical left wing Israeli, but quite a pragmatic one, and I can tell you that the above passage is a whole lot of B.S. There are published protocols of the first Israeli gov't meetings in 1948, where the expulsion of Arabs from "inconvenient areas" was discussed, and there are statements by Israeli fighters were they entered peaceful villages while messaging them to clear out quickly. Now, I'm not saying that the Palestinians starting to go crazy around the 29th November U.N. resolution (dividing Palestine into two states) was such a good idea, and I do think that they own a large part of this mess. But there were refugees, and there were expulsions.

Posted by: Ofer Ron at May 2, 2007 1:43 PM

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