69 million page views

Palestinian refugees

Reader comment on item: Palestinians Blame Arab Leaders for the "Nakba"
in response to reader comment: A Serious Question

Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), Aug 1, 2009 at 06:00

Hello

As an interested layman, I found the TV series on the 50 years of Arab-Isreali war quite informative on some aspects of Arab refugees from Israel. You can go through these clips

1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5CIjZw3vF4
2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JmzlHthgTg&NR=1
3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh-8nnkKCQE&NR=1
4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tve1l4DChTw&feature=related
5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPQqD-NlfNA&NR=1

Go through clips 3 and 4 which describe the first arab-Israeli war which broke out at the birth of Isreal. The Dir Yassin massacre of Arab villagers were described by Palestinian leaders as as rape so as to goad Arab leaders into shame which will make them avenge Arab honour by fighting Israel. In the event, this radio broadcast panicked Palestinians into leaving their homes for the relative safety in Arab countries.

You must also take into consideration tens of throusands of Jews who were expelled from Arab countries.

The 1940 left millions of refuggees all over the world. For example during 1947-48, at the birth of free India and Pakistan, there was a population transfer of 15 million people. That problem has been settled decades ago by settling these refugees in their new countries. Why should the world bother about Palestinian refugees when they can be easily settled in many Arab countries - with whom they are related by race, language, religion and culture.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Palestinian refugees by Vijay

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)