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Colorado Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 12:20 PM
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44. You know what's scary? This revisionism. It's amazing.
Edited on Wed Jan-11-06 12:24 PM by Colorado Blue
Here we have a person actually using the term "zionist version of history", yet this same person actually thinks Israel and Jordan acted in concert in the war of 1948 and thereafter, as per THIS thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Those are astonishing allegations and they are complete misinterpretations of history.

Jordan itself was created out of the eastern 78% of the Palestine Mandate. The ENTIRE Mandate was to have been the Jewish homeland but even the tiny strip illustrated in the map I linked to, in Wiki, was rejected by the Arabs in 1948 and several Arab armies attacked the newborn state on its first day of existence.

There was no partnership, informal or otherwise, between Jordan and Israel. THAT is revisionism, personified. The armistice lines were drawn up by the UN, willy nilly, and never represented an actual negotiated or commonsensical border. The fact that the Palestinian state wasn't declared is hardly the fault of Israel and nor is the result of collusion between Israel and any other Arab entity. How could it be?

Israel wasn't even recognized by ANY of the 22 Arab League states including Jordan. In fact, Jordan evicted all the Jewish citizens of the West Bank, though part of the city was held by Israel due to that miraculous road I mentioned earlier, which the UN recognized as a link to Israel proper.

Silliest of all is the allegation that Israel had some powerful, European-trained army. In fact, when war broke out it had something like 3 airplanes, and in one battle they were bombing tanks with bottles of seltzer from a piper cub. Any "European Training" was derived from the fact that Palestinian Jews had fought for Britain in WWII, which rewarded their loyalty by disarming them in the face of Arab aggression.

And in fact it was an American, Colonel Marcus, who rescued the disorganized Jewish militias, wrote training manuals and helped forge them into a unified army. Some of the fighters were just kids, some were women, many were Holocaust survivors fresh off the boat with no training at all. In one battle they died with the safety catches on their rifles still in place.

Indeed, at one point the British actually threatened to fight on the side of the Arabs and didn't recognize Israel for months, in spite of the fact that Churchill urged them to do so.

"Zionist" history? Indeed.






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