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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Jun 7, 2022 at 21:16

Hi Prashant,

Very excellent point. Shouldn't the horror of the nakba, apartheid, occupation and checkpoints equally affect all Palestinians, regardless of religion? One would think.

Maybe no analogy is perfect but yours is pretty close. No Hindu Sindhi refugee camps? No UN agency showering them with billions of dollars? Hindu Sindhis are too busy living productive lives to see the value of everlasting victimhood?

Reminds me of the millions of ethnic Germans forcibly thrown out of eastern Europe in 1945, where they'd lived for generations. The survivors arrived by foot, sick and starving, to a bombed out, starving country. Today, as for decades, no refugee camps. Never hear about them and they never yell about their nakba. No right of return. Seem to be doing fine with no UN assistance. What a mystery.

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