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Friday, July 29, 2011

Whom the Arabs blamed for the 'Palestinian refugees'

Today, it's fashionable to blame Israel for creating the 'Palestinian refugee' problem, but in 1949, things were much different. Would you believe that no one blamed the Jews?
The two largest Palestinian communities in the US are located in Dearborn Michigan and Jacksonville Florida. On December 15th, 1949 the Michigan Arab newspaper As Sabah (literally the Morning Tribune) published an editorial on the question of the Palestine Arab refugees:

“What is the crime of the refugees in the eyes of the lords of Arabia who stand by and watch the misery of the refugees, and who suck the blood of the poor and needy-without shame before God and the world? Yes the poor refugees committed the crime of listening to those deceivers, they believed the liars, and went to the extreme foolishness of leaving their homes, counting on their deceitful leaders to bring them back! And because of what is happening to the Palestine refugees, Arab public opinion is changing little by little to support the Jews in Israel where not a single Arab dies from starvation and cold! And if there should be another war, it should be against the Arab leaders, the princes and kings who brought this catastrophe upon the poor people of Palestine.”

The editorial’s analysis regarding Arab public opinion favoring Israel was incorrect, to say the least. But the claim that Palestinians fled their homes in response to Arab leaders has been controversial since the events occurred. The Palestinians of Michigan in 1949 thought this was the case.

In October 1949, Palestinian intellectual Musa Alami wrote: “What concerned (the Arab states) most and guided their policy was not to win the war and save Palestine from the enemy, but what would happen after the struggle, who would be predominant in Palestine, or annex it themselves.”
The British agreed.
In June 1949 Sir John Troutbeck, head of the British Middle East office in Cairo reported that the refugees “express no bitterness against the Jews (or for that matter against the Americans or ourselves) they speak with the utmost bitterness of the Egyptians and other Arab states. “We know who our enemies are,” they will say, and they are referring to their Arab brothers who, they declare, persuaded them unnecessarily to leave their homes…I even heard it said that many of the refugees would give a welcome to the Israelis if they were to come in and take the district over.”
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At 8:09 AM, Blogger acid_claus said...

"The two largest Palestinian communities in the US are located in Dearborn Michigan and Jacksonville Florida"

As they say on Wikipedia, citation please. Dearborn does indeed have a large Arab community. Arab != Palestinian. Despite the infamous moron Terry Jones visiting Dearborn to denounce "Sharia Law" in the USA (LOL! LOL!!!) most of the "Arabs" are Christians. They're Chaldean. Assyrian. Yes there has been a large influx of Muslims in recent years but that's because they want a better life and their families live here.

I am fairly certain that Chicago has a sizable Palestinian American community and I would have no problem if we had the largest Palestinian community in the USA here in Dearborn. But we don't.

Just remember this, a lot of Jews hate to admit this but there is such a thing as an Arab Jew. I'm sorry but it's true. 35% of ALL Jews in the world (and mostly in Israel) are more genetically Arab than the Levantine Palestinians. It's true. You're killing your cousins and brothers. That's why the conflict is stupid.

That's why anybody who singles out "Arabs" is stupid. Especially when they think Arab and Muslim are the same thing. Only 20% of Muslims are Arabs. Just an FYI, there aren't any Arabs in Afghanistan. Or Iran. Or Turkey. Sorry but it's true. Jewish nationalism (all nationalism sucks btw, it's all hateful and dangerous) might not have a distinction between Jew the religion and Jew the 'race' but it should be made. Look at the Ethiopian Jews for example. 40% of the 1948 Palestinians were Christian. Most of them were slaughtered or forced to leave in Nakba as if they were singled out.

What I'm saying is YOU PEOPLE are sociopaths, bigots, racists, and at this point nobody feels sorry for you. You're crazy


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