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Population Exchange

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Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (Australia), Jul 29, 2019 at 01:41

In 1923, at the end of hostilities, a population exchange was arranged by the Turkish and Greek governments, 355,000-400,000 Turks from Greece and 1, 200,000 Greeks were relocated from Turkey. There has been no further conflict between these two countries since then. Why didn't the Israeli government pursue this option? They had good reason to. Bear in mind the fact that some 900,000 Jews were expelled from Arab and and non-Arab Muslim countries in the decades after the creation of Israel in 1948.

Daniel Pipes mentions that pursuing this option may incite further hatred and thirst for vengeance. However, could Muslim hatred of Jews and Christians be any more intense than it is now?


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Israel and Democracies misunderstanding of Islam [914 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Alex BaldorAug 11, 2019 14:54252627
2Palestinian or Muslim vitriol? [189 words]
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PrashantAug 9, 2019 06:20252543
Muslim Vitriol and Violence. [96 words]Reynald de ChatillonAug 12, 2019 01:53252543
maybe the problem is proximity [436 words]
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Charles MartelJul 28, 2019 19:27252021
2Peace or Expulsion [132 words]
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David RyanJul 24, 2019 13:03251870
Six Day War Aftermath [127 words]Reynald de ChatillonJul 25, 2019 02:13251870
1Population Exchange [114 words]Reynald de ChatillonJul 29, 2019 01:41251870
The End is Quite Obvious [42 words]Barry BlackJul 24, 2019 08:51251867
My letter in jpost on American role in negotiations [268 words]DaveJul 24, 2019 06:02251863
We can't make it drink. [6 words]David RyanJul 24, 2019 20:36251863

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