The Holy Naqba: Good riddance. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • daniel
    • 06.06.11 | 14:13 (IDT)

    Israelis aren't as ignorant as you might think but fact is that history is generally not common knowledge. Now, I do know about the Naqba. However, contrary to you people who think of themselves as good, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine was one of the most righteous acts in human history. Probably not on a micro level, certainly, but in a macro level indeed. Protecting human life is of utmost importance and great priority. The protection of Jewish life would've been near impossible with a hostile and violent Arab minority in Palestine, many of whom were actively fighting against the Jews, some of them having already cleansed Jews from their homes in massacres like the one in Hebron (1929). Thankfully the Arabs weren't smart enough to destroy the Jews and now we celebrate the Naqba - the rightful destruction of Palestine's Arab villages and their flight to other places in Palestine or the Arab world, where they remain hated and locked up in refugee camps till this day, but not thanks to Jews, but because their Arab cousins don't want to give them a new home, but return them to their old homes, which don't exist anymore, at the expense of Israel. When will the Arabs take responsibility for their own crimes? The Naqba was their downfall and brought upon themselves, just like every subsequent war and act of hostilities that are done with religious/nationalistic fervor to destroy another country and subjugate or destroy its population (Israel). Arab imperialism is a scourge yet people lament that others are oblivious about the Naqba. They should be: It's another wonderful example of history where Arabs just failed miserably in their own destructive intentions and complain that they lost. Shameful. What a bunch of whiners.

    from the article: Israel-Palestinian Conflict is in the eye of the beholder
    First published 01:57 06.06.11 | Last updated 01:57 06.06.11
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