judging by your ramblings, your understanding of the events you mention is limited to a single, biased perspective. it seems that perhaps you've relied on resources that reflect your preferences by presenting a subjective view that omits anything that contradicts it...more commonly known as "propaganda". i'm not going into any details for you jon, because i've found that it's a huge waste of time trying to point out historical facts to someone who has been indoctrinated by propagandists. however, i will suggest that you try locating some "objective" resources that present a more complete picture of the events. it's mighty presumptious of you to "think" that you have some sort of monopoly of knowledge on the subject...and more than just a little pompous. and by the way, the "palestinians" who chose to stay in 1948 are not just like my wife. they are israeli citizens by default; but they do NOT enjoy the same treatment, rights, or privileges, as do non-palestinian israelis. like i said before jon, hypocrites are those that see something they know is wrong, but turn their eyes away and pretend it's right.
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