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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 09:53 PM
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1. seems the NYTImes might be trying to get people psychologically ready

An Israeli Who's Got Everybody Outraged

Published: April 17, 2004

JERUSALEM ? Benny Morris is used to making enemies. When his first groundbreaking book appeared in 1988, marshaling evidence that Israel's founders had deliberately ? and often violently ? forced Arabs to flee during the war for independence, Mr. Morris was reviled and called an anti-Zionist. For years he was unable to find work as a professor in Israel; when he finally landed a job at Ben-Gurion University, named for Israel's first prime minister, Ben-Gurion's son tried to have the radical young historian fired.


"Ethnic cleansing has a bad name, and rightly so, but in 1948 it was justified because the 650,000 Jews who lived here were under existential threat," Mr. Morris said recently as he sat in the high-ceilinged lobby of the King David Hotel here. "It was the only way to win that war."

If Ben-Gurion bore any moral responsibility for expelling the Palestinians, Mr. Morris added, it was for not having been more thorough. Having decided on transfer, he said, Israel's leaders should have resolved to "do it properly."
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  -PNAC Plan B: Ladies & Gentlemen I give you Rush Limbaugh... Junkdrawer  Apr-17-04 09:47 PM   #0 
  - seems the NYTImes might be trying to get people psychologically ready  bloom   Apr-17-04 09:53 PM   #1 
  - "Transfer" has always been a worry,.but something even more...  Junkdrawer   Apr-17-04 09:59 PM   #3 
  - What's especially upsetting  liberalhistorian   Apr-17-04 10:34 PM   #14 
  - Bush and Sharon may desire total war.  Soup Bean   Apr-17-04 09:53 PM   #2 
  - The next few days or weeks should tell the tale....  Junkdrawer   Apr-17-04 10:08 PM   #4 
  - I think they would LOVE for the conflict to widen.  Soup Bean   Apr-17-04 10:16 PM   #5 
     - And therein lies the worry: We have lots and lots of Weapons of Mass...  Junkdrawer   Apr-17-04 10:20 PM   #6 
     - exactly. If the US wanted, it could kill all the arabs  maggrwaggr   Apr-17-04 10:33 PM   #13 
        - And I'm really starting to believe  liberalhistorian   Apr-17-04 10:35 PM   #15 
        - Not all of Israel - Mostly the Likud coalition...  Junkdrawer   Apr-17-04 11:07 PM   #18 
        - Indeed!  0007   Apr-18-04 11:30 AM   #21 
     - My friend and I were talking about the mess this morning....  Gloria   Apr-17-04 10:22 PM   #7 
     - Do you realise that Israel can deploy......  iangb   Apr-17-04 10:24 PM   #10 
        - If so, prepare for Armageddon.  Soup Bean   Apr-17-04 10:31 PM   #12 
           - war IS business for the defense contractors  Chef_Ramen_Noodle   Apr-17-04 10:38 PM   #17 
  - DEATH WISHES of BUSH (PNAC) + SHARON = HELL on earth  demo@midlife   Apr-17-04 10:24 PM   #9 
  - I'm sorry, I couldn't get past the first line of your post.  Lefty48197   Apr-17-04 10:23 PM   #8 
  - I totally understand that, believe me,  liberalhistorian   Apr-17-04 10:30 PM   #11 
     - And Cheney, Karen Hughes et al legitimatize his views to this day...  Junkdrawer   Apr-17-04 10:37 PM   #16 
        - I agree with both of you  Lefty48197   Apr-18-04 12:53 AM   #19 
  - Kick  Junkdrawer   Apr-18-04 10:57 AM   #20 

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