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    • Boris
    • 26.04.05 | 23:49 (IDT)

    As for a book, you could look at Oh, Jerusalem! by La Pierre and someone else. It does look from it that during the conflict with the Jews, every time the Arabs had the upper hand they opted for a massacre or expulsion. There were massacres in major cities of the Arab world, public hangings, etc. Before the War of Independence, the President of the Arab League promised, I forgot the exact wording, to surpass Ghenghis Han in atrocities. I think, such a declaration would be accepted as valid evidence by any tribunal. And, yes, in other times the Arabs showed relative tolerance, so the reason is probably not in some special bloodlust. I love Japan and the Japanese deeply, but once upon a time they did what they did (with the same beautiful words about national liberation, honor, dignity, and fight against imperialism that we hear now). Another book that I would recommend is Oh, Jerusalem! by the late Saul Bellow, not so much for the historical facts as for its attitude.

    from the article: Sharon's vision
    First published 00:00 26.04.05 | Last updated 00:00 26.04.05
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