#1 - every Israeli I know agrees 700,000 arabs fled - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • redmike
    • 18.03.07 | 23:04 (IST)

    how can you spout such nonsense ? Every Israeli I know would tell you if asked that around 700,000 Arabs fled the area in 1948. We are not ignorant and no history ! The 'fact' is that they weren't pushed out but that the fled because Arab countries told them to leave whilst they wiped out the Jews. This didn't happen and no country Arab but Jordan has really made any attempt to absorb the refugees after telling them to leave. Instead they have kept them in temporary camps and used them as political pawns. No one knows how many the 700,000 are today but if the Arab countries (lots of land and money) offered to help solve the problem by absorbing a percentage of Arabs then Israel would do the same. To expect Israel to take in 4 million supposed refugees and house and feed them and provide them with social security is obviously never going to happen. A balance objective view would be best ... Mike

    from the article: Poll: Over 25% of Israeli Arabs say Holocaust never happened
    First published 00:00 18.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.03.07
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