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    • Tosefta
    • 12.06.07 | 22:54 (IDT)

    Labhras, I did check the Benny Morris book "righteous victims", and as I surmised, on p.253 he indeed refers to Ben Gurion saying the quote in the context of the BRITISH idea of partition. Morris does not make it clear that the Brits suggested a population exchange (as took place some 15 years before between Turkey and Greece). But that was the Peel suggestion. Morris is anti-establishment, and would have been delighted to find a smoking gun for the 1948 situation. Instead, he says on the same page that the departure of the Arabs was almost inevitable, and gives various reasons having to do with fear, etc.

    from the article: In the name of Islam?
    First published 00:00 12.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 12.06.07
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