posted on 09/19/2003 8:59:56 AM PDT
To: SJackson; Yehuda; Nachum; Paved Paradise; Mr. Mojo; Thinkin' Gal; Bobby777; adam_az; Alouette; ...
The Arab "refugees" were not driven out by anyone. The vast majority left at the order or exhortation of their leaders - always with the same reassurance - that it would help the Arab states in the war they were about to launch to destroy the State of Israel.
posted on 09/19/2003 9:00:46 AM PDT
("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
false rumors of a massacre at the village of Deir Yassin
I've read considerable on this topic. My understanding is that a group of Jews (of the group led by Menachem Begin) did commit an atrocious massacre of Arab non-combatants, including women and children.
The massacre may indeed have been exaggerated and thus have produced "false rumors," but it was very real.
I have also seen lots of evidence that some Jews did indeed encourage the Arabs to run away, although it may not have been official policy to do so.
posted on 09/19/2003 9:15:01 AM PDT
(Never let schooling interfere with your education.)
If Israel cannot affirm-even to itself-that it TOOK the land and occupies it by right of conquest, then they are going, eventually, to lose.
posted on 09/19/2003 10:03:50 AM PDT
by Jim Noble
The mere idea that the 600,000 Jews of Palestine, half women, many children and ederly were able to drive 750,000 people off the land and fight 9 Arab mechanized armies at the same time is preposterous.
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