Ben Alofs presenting distorted history. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 21.10.09 | 02:45 (IST)

    "After Walid Khalidi, Nafez Nazzal, Nur Masalha, Benny Morris and Ilan Pappe we now have the latest study of researcher and writer Rosemary Esber "Under the Cover of War. The Zionist expulsion of the Palestinians" (USA 2008, 442 pages)." You Ben Alofs are free to believe any writing that suits you antisemitic agenda,but for the rest of us you are seen just as a propagandist unable to dismiss my and Mickey's posts. Talking about Walid Khalidi or Rosemary Esber won't erase quotes below from history. ("I do not want to impugn anybody but only to help the refugees. The fact that there are these refugees is the direct consequence of the action of the Arab States in opposing Partition and the Jewish State. The Arab States agreed upon this policy unanimously and they must share in the solution of the problem." [Daily Telegraph, September 6, 19481 - Emil Ghoury, Secretary of the Arab Higher Committee, the official leadership of the Palestinian Arabs, in the Beirut newspaper, Daily Telegraph, September 6, 1948 "The Arab States encouraged the Palestine Arabs to leave their homes temporarily in order to be out of the way of the Arab invasion armies." - Falastin (Jordanian newspaper), February 19, 1949 "We will smash the country with our guns and obliterate every place the Jews seek shelter in. The Arabs should conduct their wives and children to safe areas until the fighting has died down. - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Said, quoted in Sir Am Nakbah ("The Secret Behind the Disaster") by Nimr el Hawari, Nazareth, 1952 " The Secretary General of the Arab League, Azzam Pasha, assured the Arab peoples that the occupation of Palestine and of Tel Aviv would be as simple as a military promenade. . . . He pointed out that they were already on the frontiers and that all the millions the Jews had spent on land and economic development would be easy booty, for it would be a simple matter to throw Jews into the Mediterranean. . . Brotherly advice was given to the Arabs of Palestine to leave their land, homes, and property and to stay temporarily in neighboring fraternal states, lest the guns of the invading Arab armies mow them down. - Habib Issa, Secretary General of the Arab League (Azzam Pasha's successor), in the newspaper Al Hoda, June 8, 1951) Will you "dismiss" them by bringing up more Nazzals and Khalidis?

    from the article: Israel pulls textbook with chapter on Nakba
    First published 01:21 19.10.09 | Last updated 05:53 19.10.09
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