Palestinian Brit makes a lame analogy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 02.12.09 | 20:19 (IST)

    "Imagine if you had been born in Canada, as had generations before you. Suddenly you are no longer a citizen of your homeland, merely a resident under occupation. You lose your rights as a citizen and can easily become a stateless person if you leave your country for any reason." The imagining would be more accurate if you put it this way. You are an Arab born in East Jerusalem (along with thousands of Jews). Your fellow Arabs kicked out all the Jews in 1948. They attacked the Jews again in 1967 and Jews were able to move back in. Control over East Jerusalem went initially from the Ottomans, to the Brits, to the Arabs (by force) for 19 years, then to the Jews. This was not an autonomous area for over 2000 years. Equating East Jerusalem with a place which is sovereign and taken over by a foreign power is a bunch of bull.

    from the article: Israel stripped thousands of Jerusalem Arabs of residency in 2008
    First published 01:12 02.12.09 | Last updated 08:30 02.12.09
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