The truth about the expulsion
Reactions to the government's attempt to classify Jews from Arab countries as refugees show an ignorance of the actual history. It's time that history is studied seriously and a voice given to those who experienced it.
The Foreign Ministry’s campaign to recognize early Jewish immigrants to Israel from Arab countries as refugees has faced a fair amount of criticism in Haaretz’s pages. Haaretz writer Gideon Levy sees it as a new level of Israeli chutzpah and asks how it’s possible that after being told for generations that immigration from Arab countries was motivated by Zionism, it suddenly turns out to have...
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