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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:12 AM
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56. Are you denying that Israel forcibly expelled many indigenous
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 11:13 AM by coalition_unwilling
people from their ancestral lands? If so, you are out of step with current historical scholarship. In other words, there is a broad general consensus among even historians who support Israel's right to exist that Israel ethnically cleansed territories it conquered in 1947-48.

Your post makes it sound as if all the indigenous folk just voluntarily got up and left because they figured Israel would 'lose' and they could return soon thereafter. Current historical scholarship pretty definitively contradicts you and demonstrates that much of the exodus of indigenous people was far from any common-sense use of the term "voluntary."

Not sure I need to add citations for this. Just let me know if you would like a bibliography.
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