What do you think a Naqba is? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nir from Canada
    • 11.05.11 | 21:53 (IDT)

    Let's start with what the naqba is not: It is not the mourning of the creation of Israel, and the sorrow over the lack of a state called 'Palestine'. Statehoods are an irrelevant abstraction. The 'catastrophe' to the Arabs is the presence of a large number of self-reliant Jews. They don't want you among them, and they certainly don't want you calling the shots. Why do liberal Jews have such contempt for Arabs?! Do you really think if Israel commemorates a 'naqba-day', the hearts of the Arabs will melt? Since the creation of Israel there have been Jews, in effect, apologizing for their state, never recognizing that it is Jews and not their nation that are an obscenity to the Arabs. Israel is your country, stop apologizing for it. Is there one Arab who would apologize for anything? Peace and the end of 'Palestinian pain' will come at the time of the Arabs' choosing. There is nothing Jews can do to hasten them.

    from the article: Mideast peace requires Palestinian self-criticism
    First published 02:47 11.05.11 | Last updated 02:47 11.05.11
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