Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Netanyahu, Here's the Real Story of Beit Ezra in Hevron
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, Jerusalems 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 Hevrons 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 couldnt continue living together and being that there were more Arabs than Jews it was easier to expel the Jews.
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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.