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Nur Masalha - Just another Arab-Palestinian propagandist-writer: False Generalization, distortion

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Submitted by Eugene Thomas (United States), Mar 9, 2011 at 20:18

Nur Masalha - Just another Arab-Palestinian propagandist-writer: False Generalization, distortion

The above writer is part of a Pallywood propaganda machine designed to throw sand in the eyes and blur the naturally defined moral clarity by highlighting exaggerating isolated extremism among some Israelis while wish-washing mainstream Arab Palestinian criminal behaviour.
Fact, while most Israelis are willing to go the extra mile (literally) for hopes for peace. Poll after poll shows majority of Arab-Muslim "Palestinians" reject Israel's right to exist, most even support genocidal killing [targeting civilians].

No evidence was ever presented on "forcing Arabs to leave" On the contrary, testimonial Arab leadership -at that time- shows the leaders' fault in encouraging the Arab to flee to facilitate "throwing the Jews in to the sea."

The "Palestinian" Arab Nur Masalha (a regular "source" for anti-Israel haters and global Arabist lobbyists) is just another propagandist with bombastic books, such as attaching to tiny Israel some weird terminology as "Imperial." [what maps has this "author" been using anyway?] He has a habit of generalizing in a 'cut and paste' way: cut a fringe idea uttered by one or two fringe individuals to "paste" it on an entire crowd. Like the idea of [forced] "transfer" which most Zionist leaders always objected/object to, as even pro-Arab writer, and accepted by "Palestinians": Benny Morris states so in "Righteous Victims" which Arabs love to quote so often.

Yet, Nur distorts and lies in his book "The Expulsion" as if it was "embraced" by almost "everyone." [And we haven't even mentioned the sheer contrast to the other side, the mainstream racist Arab reality of pro-transfer for Jews, ethnic cleansing from the entire area of Israel-Palestine.
Worst, forget transfer talk, How about crude genocide? a genocidal campaign for violent elimination of Israeli Jews supported by the overwhelming majority of Palestinians, or a poll conducted during February 12-15, 2007, has found that three-quarters of Palestinian Arabs do not think that Israel has a right to exist. The NEC poll also found that 70% of Palestinian Arabs support a one-state solution in which Jews would be a minority, not a two-state solution with a Palestinian Arab state living peacefully alongside Israel, as many claim Palestinian Arabs actually want.or a 2010 poll showing Almost half of all Palestinians support murdering Jews inside 1949 armistice lines.]

Or the idea by one or two radicals, a tiny fringe among some settlers who claim to brand some Arab "Palestinians" as Amalek, even though Judaism says that 'physical' Amalek can't be asserted today, that 'ethnically Arabs' are not connected. all in an attempt to brand 'all Zionists' and often all Israelis as bad. In face of all historically recorded calls by Arab leaders, including the Mufti, he tries to rewrite history as if the Zionists "forcible" expelled them.

He tries to rewrite history as if the Zionists "forcible" expelled them, in face of all historically recorded calls by Arab leaders, including the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini for Arab "Palestinians" to evacuate in 1948, the Arab Higher Committee issued orders in certain villages for the evacuation of women, children, and the elderly. (to facilitate "throwing the Jews into the sea" - annihilation) including by an American correspondent. and even major Arab leadership figures like Emil el-Ghouri, Secretary of the Arab Higher Committee and one-time Arab Commander in the Jerusalem area, who told the Beirut Arabic daily Telegraph: "The fact that there are these refugees is the direct consequence of the Arab States' opposing partition and the Jewish State. The Arab States agreed upon this policy unanimously and the must share in the solution of this problem."

Yet, A detailed U.N. report, filed by the Secretary-General's Special Representative, Nils-Goran Gussing, also found little support for claims of expulsions. Among other things, the review noted that "during his visit to the area, the Special Representative received no specific reports indicating that persons had been physically forced to cross to the East Bank."

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Some burning questions about the Jewish refugees VS Arabs.

Why is any flight from a war zone not regarded as "expulsion" but a "flight" during combat with the Zionists is?
(The voluntary Arab flight from the contested areas at the civil war by the end of the British rule, and then by The Arab Regular Armies' Invasion that prompted the "refugee" problem.)

Why is the real expulsion of Jews not during or in course of war, but by direct persecution and forcing one Million Jews to flee from "Arab" lands not an issue? Is it because Jews helped Jews but "brotherly" Arab "love" always destroyed them?

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