Sir, your position is not accepted by any credible historian in the world.. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nico de Lange
    • 17.06.11 | 12:22 (IDT)

    Sir, your position is utterly baseless, and no credible historian in the world would ever accept it. The truth is this, namely that no historical event just happens. All historical events or developments happen within a context of causes and effects. Your position denies the truth that the Arabs had a reason to reject the partition plan. We can dispute whether their reasons were valid or baseless, but we cannot divorce their actions from their reasons for acting as they did. And given the evidence of historical developments after the War of Independence, namely Israel's treatment of her own Arab citizens as second-class citizens, there is a strong argument to be made that the Arabs' fears and mistrust of Jewish intentions were completely justified and valid. Cause and effect are intimately and irrevocably linked with the actual historical event, Sir, and this has long been accepted by historian everywhere.

    from the article: The truth should be taught about the 1948 war
    First published 03:01 17.06.11 | Last updated 03:01 17.06.11
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