reply to post by DarknStormy
And what about the 800,000 Jews booted out of Arab countries between '48 and '67? In which 50 billion worth of assets was commandeered by Arab
Seriously, this deserves to be addressed. Everyone knows about the expulsion (or freely leaving) of the Arabs from Palestine, but almost no time or
space has been given to the 800,000 Sephardic Jews of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Baghdad (the famous community deriving from Babylonian times),
Yemen etc. Why no compensation for them? Why such a one-sided emphasis on the plight of the Palestinians?
What about the Deir Yassin massacre?
If you actually follow the course of events, there were plenty of Arab massacres against Jews, even before the war years of '47-'48 between Jewish
nationalists and Arabs.
For example, 18 years before Deir Yassin, there was the Hebron Massacre
native to the area) in which 67 Jews were murdered, along with many others who were raped, or tortured by Arab raiders (it was actually instigated by
the rabidly antisemitic Mufti of Jerusalem). Not to mention mass looting.
Then 5 days later, not satisfied with the blood shed in Hebron, there was the Safed
in which 18 Jews were killed by mobs of blood thirsty Arabs.
A Scottish missionary working in Safed at the time stated: "On Saturday August 24, there was a demonstration of Moslems along the road past the
mission property. They came beating drums and breaking the windows of Jewish houses en route...On the afternoon of Thursday the 29th... one of our
church members came running to tell us that 'all the Jews were being killed.' A few minutes later we heard women shrieking their 'jubilant refrain'
from the Moslem quarter and saw men running with axes and bludgeons in their hands, urged on by women...we heard rifle and machine gun fire all around
us...Wild Arabs had come up from the valley unexpectedly into the Jewish quarter and began at once a systematic slaughter of the Jews. Some escaped
with injury only but 22 were killed outright in the town...The inhumanity of the attack was beyond conception. Women were gashed in the chest, babies
were cut on the hands and feet, old people were killed and plundered." 
Then there was the Arab revolt years of 1936-1939
which saw some
300 Jews killed in that period.
You seem to just want to shovel all the blame on Jews.
Long ago the issue could have been solved - just as the India-Pakistan and Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriot issues were solved: population exchange.
The Palestinian Arabs could have been absorbed by Arab states, such as Jordan (which was initially planned as a state for Palestines Arabs - since it
was a part of the original British mandate for Palestine) while the Jews of the orient could be absorbed by Israel. Nothing of the sort happened. This
is what happened: Israel absorbed 600,000 Sephardic Jews, while their Arab governments expropriated all their property, which, as mentioned, is valued
today at 50 BILLION dollars. While the Arabs categorically refused to lend a hand to their fellow fallen Arabs, the very ones whom were misled to
depart the land while they made war upon Israel (the accepted authority on this subject, Benny Morris, lays the blame on both sides; some were forced
out, while others left because of Arab pronouncements) the Jew fulfilled their obligation to other Jews.
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