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Op-Ed: Netanyahu, Here's the Real Story of Beit Ezra in Hevron
Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/12 | David Wilder

Posted on 12/18/2012 3:42:48 AM PST by Eleutheria5

Following the Six-Day War in 1967, past residents of the Old City in Jerusalem who had been expelled during the War of Independence in 1948 asked for, and were granted a meeting with then Defense Minister Moshe Dayan.

They requested permission to return to their homes and property in the Old City, confiscated and occupied by Jordan. Dayan consented, and, as a result, Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter today flourishes.

Simultaneously, past Hevron inhabitants, Jews who had been expelled in 1929, and again in 1936, requested a similar meeting with Dayan, in order to return to their homes in the recently liberated city of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs. Dayan refused to meet them. So I heard from Hevron residents, some of whom no longer alive, years ago. The story of Hevron’s Jewish property is a reason for heartache and chagrin. Hevron Jews lost most of their assets following expulsion by the British following the 1929 riots. As I was told by a survivor of those riots: “My father wrote to the British High Commissioner and asked why the victims had been punished – why the Jews were expelled after being slaughtered. His answer: ‘I knew you couldn’t continue living together and being that there were more Arabs than Jews it was easier to expel the Jews.’”


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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: betezra; evictions; hevron; stateattorney
Seek justice though the heavens tremble, unless it's inconvenient. Then screw the innocent minority to appease the guilty majority.
1 posted on 12/18/2012 3:42:55 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

I still like Bibi.

Not sure I totally agree with the author’s perspective, but have never lived in Israel.

I trust NOTHING connected to Islam.

For centuries the British have been run by bureaucrats.

God knows his own people.

2 posted on 12/18/2012 4:05:34 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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