Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Their self-inflicted Naqba

As the Palestinians mark the Naqba of Israel's creation 57 years ago, Gerald Honigman's strident message is once again that the indigenous non-Arab and non-Muslim peoples of the Middle East and North Africa - Jews, Berbers, Kurds, Assyrians - are denied the political rights that the Arabs claim for themselves.

" Keep in mind that for every Arab who was forced to flee the fighting that Arabs started, a Jewish refugee was forced to flee Arab/Muslim lands (where they were commonly known as kilab yahud, "Jew dogs") into Israel and elsewhere... but with no UNRWA set up to assist them. Half of Israel's Jewish population consists of these people.

And as just a few of many other examples, Greater New York City alone now has tens of thousands of Syrian Jewish refugees and their descendants, and most of France's post-Holocaust Jewish population consists of these Jewish refugees from "Arab" lands as well.Read it all...

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