Policy, which was brought up recently by government ministers purportedly as a way to deter potential terrorists, was ruled out by state's top legal officials.03:29 10.02.16 | 0 comments
Morris has always ascribed this underlying transfer ideology to Zionism, but he is able to distinguish between it and actual policy. I don't know how much more clear he could be about the actual policy that led to removal of some Arabs. He wrote, again, recently, that in the 1948 War the Palestian Arabs' "villages and towns served as the bases from which their militiamen and armies attacked Jewish communities and convoys." (Independent, 21 Nov. 2006). Some of them were removed to prevent this, not to create a majority-Jewish state. By the way, Efraim Karsh had a long debate with Morris. Karsh argued that transfer ideology was not intrinsic to Zionism, and it is pretty clear Karsh won the debate. Check Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2005. In response to your other post, I don't take it personally; I know you're trying to be fair to both sides. That is what is important.