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    • Solovey Razboynik
    • 18.03.10 | 09:54 (IST)

    In 1911, before the Balfour Declaration, 'Issa Daoud El-'Issa (ﻋﻴﺴﻰ ﺩﺍﻭﺩ ﺍﻟﻌﻴﺴﻰ?) founded the first national newspaper, Filastin, in 1911 in Jaffa. He addressed the readers as "Palestinians" and warned of the impending danger of Zionism. Of course, the Jewish population was only about 5% in 1900, so despite occasional protests against Zionist aims, the first one being in 1881, it would have been almost impossible to imagine the catastrophic demographic upheaval that would take place after the rise of Nazism and WWII. To all the Palestine deniers, lies and withholding of truth will simply not work.

    from the article: Jordan's Abdullah: Israel trying to rid Jerusalem of Arabs
    First published 04:00 17.03.10 | Last updated 10:53 31.03.10
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