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    "the million Jews ethnically cleansed from Arab countries" eve An insult to the many Mizrahi Jews who came to Israel willingly. "The idea of drawing this analogy [between Palestinian refugees and Mizrahi Jews] constitutes a mistaken reading of history, imprudent politics, and moral injustice." Shlomo Hillel, a government minister and an active Zionist in Iraq, adamantly opposed the analogy: "I don't regard the departure of Jews from Arab lands as that of refugees. They came here because they wanted to, as Zionists." "Any reasonable person, Zionist or non-Zionist, must acknowledge that the analogy drawn between Palestinians and Mizrahi Jews is unfounded. Palestinian refugees did not want to leave Palestine. Many Palestinian communities were destroyed in 1948, and some 700,000 Palestinians were expelled, or fled, from the borders of historic Palestine. Those who left did not do so of their own volition." http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=329736

    from the article: Comment / Settlers can stay, but only as citizens of Palestine
    First published 01:52 01.01.10 | Last updated 08:51 01.01.10
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