Very important article by Moshe Arens, implying that immigration - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 02.02.10 | 05:47 (IST)

    of European Jewry and the plans by the Zionist movement was as a result that at that time, Palestine, would be the only sanctuary from Anti-Semitism experienced more overtly in the late 1800's to end of WWII on that continent. And indeed, the Holocaust was to prevent this development of returning for refuge to the Holy Land - irrelevant whether it was west and east of the Jordan river. Like Arens simply states, " The reservoir of Jewish immigrants to Palestine was decimated". The Mufti allied with the Nazis to prevent any majority. Unrest in regions where Jews lived in Arab countries also surfaced. Thus it's important to commemorate the Holocaust on that date of liberation. However, the current Palestinian-Israeli territorial dispute is separate from this sad narrative and requires a fair resolution to two-states side by side as intended in 1947 with the Balfour Declaration, which the Israeli leadership agreed.

    from the article: It's wrong to suggest Israel was direct result of Holocaust
    First published 02:17 02.02.10 | Last updated 08:10 02.02.10
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