For Arab kids to learn THEIR history, they'd have to visit Arabia. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel Pinner
    • 17.02.11 | 12:59 (IST)

    The overwhelming majority of Arabs in Israel are the descendants of economic migrants who came after 1885 - that is, after Jews (=Zionists) began restoring the land and the standard of living shot up. These immigrants came from all over the Ottoman Empire and beyond - Iraq, trans-Jordan, modern-day Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Greece, etc., so for Arab kids to seetheir heritage, they would have to visit those countries. Of course, if the Arabs of Israel really are descended from the Biblical Philistines, then their origin would be in Crete and the Aegean Islands of the Mediterranean Sea.

    from the article: How school trips to Hebron resemble visits to Auschwitz
    First published 03:11 17.02.11 | Last updated 03:11 17.02.11
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