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Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong Again

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in response to reader comment: Joan Peters thesis would be irrelevant even if it was genuine.

Submitted by Hanna G (United States), Jul 5, 2012 at 20:47

"If there is some form of aggregation going on, the development that brought them in was largely that of the British."

So what? Who cares who brought them. The point is they came from elsewhere.

"there'd be very few in stinking refugee camps (or in Gaza and the West Bank) if that was the case"

Are you serious? Palestinians are actively discouraged if not outright prohibited from entering and settling in Arab countries. In the Gulf they are treated as pariahs. In Jordan they are forbidden entry. The whole Arab world conspires to keep these people in the refugee camps and to keep those camps "stinking". By the way, there are an awful lot of Palestinians in the USA and Europe in case you haven't noticed.

"But most striking is that she and the Zionists believe that robbing people because they've only been there 10 or 50 years is somehow alright"

If they are not the natives, they are not being "robbed". How about you and your lefty friends, who want to see generations of Israelis to "go back to Poland", or want to uproot Jewish settlements that have been established far longer than "10 or 15 years"? All this simpering and whining about "dispossession" only comes at the expense of the Jews in your book, doesn't it? I can just see your bleeding heart gushing if some Native Americans had the opportunity to move back into the area where you now live. You would be falling all over yourself to accommodate them. Not so with Jews, though.

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