A BIG debate on Israel/Palestine Nakba

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    A specter is haunting the prospective Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations—the specter of the Nakba. The literal meaning of the Arabic word is “disaster”; but in its current, expansive usage, it connotes a historical catastrophe inflicted on an innocent and blameless people (in this case, the Palestinians) by an overpowering outside force (international Zionism). The Nakba is the heart of the Palestinians’ backward-looking national narrative, which depicts the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 as the original sin that dispossessed the land’s native people. Every year, on the anniversary of Israel’s independence, more and more Palestinians (including Arab citizens of Israel) commemorate the Nakba with pageants that express longing for a lost paradise. Every year, the legend grows of the crimes committed against the Palestinians in 1948, crimes now routinely equated with the Holocaust. Echoing the Nakba narrative is an international coalition of leftists that celebrates the Palestinians as the quintessential Other, the last victims of Western racism and colonialism.
    http://www.city-journal.org/2010/20_3_nakba.html
     
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    "From the above perspective, and according to all available serious historical analyses, Al-Nakba was not a sudden happening that came from nowhere.

    "What happened in 1947-1948 was a culmination of a colonial settler process, whose aim was (and continues to be) to dislodge the indigenous Arab population of Palestine and replace them with Zionist Jewish settlers from other countries.

    "These settlers and their descendents spearheaded a systematic process, which started in the early twenties of the last century, of cleansing the land from its Palestinian population, and transforming it to become an extension of the globalized capitalist center."

    Khalil Nakhleh...
     
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    The three commentators seem to agree that the problem is not that the Palestinians were expelled/left/fled their homes, but that they were never allowed back; the answer is simple, they should now be allowed back.
     
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    When 12 mln. germans are returned to Poland and the Czech republic, then we will talk, of course.
     
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    Whats that to do with Palestine :eusa_eh:
     
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    Yeh right...Bloodthirsty Arab savages attacking innocent people--- No way!

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