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    • Daybreak
    • 05.12.07 | 18:09 (IST)

    As the Palestinian scholar Rashid Khalidi, who holds the Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies at Columbia, notes, it is not quite as simple as you seem to think, starting with the fact that "in dangerous wartime situations, many civilians on the losing side leave their homes, whether in northern France in 1940, in Palestine in 1948, or in South Korea in 1950." (Khalidi, Iron Cage, Beacon Press, 2007, p. 7). Khalidi is as pro-Palestinian as they come (and I agree with many of his criticisms of both Zionists and the British), but he is able to present a balanced, even-handed view of the situation, which you've completely failed to do.

    from the article: A bad odor
    First published 00:00 05.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.12.07
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