Really, Zionism denies the value of the Palestinians as human beings? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • C. Bendavid
    • 26.04.13 | 14:47 (IDT)

    Can you please tell me why then, the Zionists have offered an alliance to Arab nationalists ever since the first Arab Congress attended by the Zionists in 1913? Can you tell also why Ben Gurion offered, in the 1930's, to form a regional confederation with the Arabs, which he wanted to call the ''Semitic federation''? You don't seem to know also that the idea of a binational state, stems from the Zionist movement, which according to you, denied the existence of the Palestinians as human beings! This idea was promoted by the Kibbutz movement, Hashomer Hatzair, which represented the Second largest Zionist party until the late 40's. Those who rejected any kind of compromise in 1947, even a binational state, were not the Jews, but rather the Arabs who accepted to recognize the Jews as a religious minority only.

    from the article: Like Israel, Palestinians must also learn the lessons of South Africa
    First published 02:53 25.04.13 | Last updated 02:53 25.04.13
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