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  • Perpetrator As Victim: No End To A Self-Inflicted "Tragedy"

    05/16/2016 10:45:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 16, 2016 | Daniel Mandel
    Perpetrator As Victim: No End To A Self-Inflicted "Tragedy" What "Nakba" commemorations really disclose. May 16, 2016 Daniel Mandel    Yesterday, May 15, Palestinians and their supporters, as they have done increasingly over recent years, marked the nakba (Arabic for ‘catastrophe’) –– the day 68 years ago that Israel came into existence upon the expiry of British rule under a League of Nations mandate. That juxtaposition of Israel and nakba isn’t accidental. We’re meant to understand that Israel’s creation caused the displacement of hundreds of thousand of Palestinian Arabs.  But the truth is different. A British document from the...
  • Heavy Backlash Forces Brown University’s Hillel to Pull Sponsorship of ‘Nakba Day’ Event

    05/12/2016 6:42:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Brown University’s Hillel has pulled its sponsorship of a Wednesday event commemorating the 1948 Palestinian Arab exodus from Israel — more commonly referred to as the “Nakba” — following heavy backlash, The Algemeiner has learned. Hillel, along with other pro-Israel and Jewish student organizations, initially agreed to sponsor the campus event set to feature a film screening and discussion of the Nakba, an Arabic word which literally translates as “disaster” or “catastrophe.” Nakba Day is generally observed on May 15, the day after Israel’s Independence Day on the Gregorian calendar, and often sees heavy rioting and violent protest by Palestinians...
  • For the first time a 'Palestinian Nakba' event is disrupted (at St Johns Wood church)

    05/26/2014 3:31:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/26/14 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    Here's the video maker's description: I went along to this nakba event with two signs. 'Palestinian christians are persecuted by palestinian muslims how can this church support this?' The other saying 'If you dont believe me ask Christy Anastas' (A palestinian christian who is pro Israel and exposes the PA and Hamas. Those two girls confronting me. Imagine how they would be treated dressed like that under hamas control? Or being harassed by men who go unpunished in the PA?! Yet they want to blame Israel, where Palestinians in Jerusalem have applied for Israeli citizenship I wonder why?! Let's go...
  • NYU Students Stage Nakba Day ‘Die-In’ while 2 Rioters Killed in Israel

    05/15/2014 10:33:48 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 7 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 15, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israeli soldier and police killed two Palestinian Authority rioters on Thursday during violent “Nakba Day” riots in Judea and Samaria. Across the ocean, radical pro-Arabs at New York University are to stage a “die-in” protest to “simulate the massacre of Palestinians by Zionist forces.”
  • Palestinians mark their 1948 displacement (AP pushes the lie)

    05/15/2014 4:35:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 6:00 AM EDT | Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Palestinians marched in the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday to commemorate their displacement in the 1948 Mideast war that followed the establishment of the state of Israel. Sirens wailed at noon in Ramallah and elsewhere across the West Bank for 66 seconds to symbolize the number of years since the “Nakba,” or “catastrophe” in Arabic—the term Palestinians use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war. Israel overcame the armies of surrounding Arab states as well as local Arabs who attacked after the Jewish state was declared on May 15, 1948. […] “It is time for the leaders...
  • The Guardian asks if 4.9 million Palestinian “refugees” will “return” to cities…where they never

    07/30/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    cifwatch.com ^ | 7/30/13 | staff
    Those who get their news from the mainstream media (or the Guardian) could be forgiven for believing that there are nearly 5 million Palestinian refugees from the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli War. So often is that figure bandied around that most don’t understand that it only reflects the number of Palestinians qualifying for “refugee” benefits under the bizarre formula of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency by which the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren (ad infinitum) of actual refugees continue to inherit this status. This designation is even bestowed upon those Palestinians who are already citizens of other countries. (Using such demographic...
  • Video: Arabs Demolish a Section of Security Barrier

    07/09/2013 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/9/13 | Elad Benari
    Dozens of Palestinian Authority Arabs on Tuesday created a hole through the security barrier that runs between the Arab village of Abu Dis and Jerusalem. The Arabs said that IDF forces who were stationed nearby dispersed them using tear gas and stun grenades. A similar incident took place two months ago, when dozens of Arab men held a protest against the security barrier, taking large hammers and creating a gaping hole in the wall. Several men used the hole to enter Jerusalem without going through a security checkpoint. That protest was part of the “Nakba Day” events in which Arabs...
  • Golan: Israel troops fire on pro-Palestinian protesters

    06/05/2011 3:23:51 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 5 June 2011 | BBC
    Israeli soldiers have opened fired on pro-Palestinian protesters in Syria as they marched on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
  • Abbas's Fable

    05/20/2011 5:31:05 PM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies
    NETWMD ^ | May 20, 2011 | Efraim Karsh
    ... But was he expelled? Hardly. Not only did Abbas reveal a couple of years ago, in an Arabic interview, that his family had not been forcefully expelled and that his father was affluent enough to provide for them for a year after their flight (so no canvas tent), but none of the 170,000- 180,000 Palestinian Arabs fleeing urban centers, in the five-and-a-half months from the passing of the UN resolution to Israel's proclamation on May 14, 1948, were expelled by the Jews. Quite the reverse in fact, huge numbers of these refugees were driven from their homes by their...
  • The Arab Apartheid (excellent essay )

    05/18/2011 8:26:00 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 6 replies
    MidEast Truth ^ | Ben Dror Yemini
    The real “nakba,” which is the story of the Arab apartheid. Tens of millions, among them Jews, suffered from the “nakba,” which included dispossession, expulsion and displacement. Only the Palestinians remained refugees because they were treated to abuse and oppression by the Arab countries. Below is the story of the real “nakba” In 1959, the Arab League passed Resolution 1457, which states as follows: “The Arab countries will not grant citizenship to applicants of Palestinian origin in order to prevent their assimilation into the host countries.” That is a stunning resolution, which was diametrically opposed to international norms in everything...
  • Is The Invasion Of Israel Imminent?

    05/17/2011 7:06:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 17, 2011 | Staff
    Sovereignty: The "Arab Spring" is supposed to be about the liberation of the Middle East from the despotisms of the past. Funny that Arab protesters' latest target is the one and only stable democracy in the region: Israel. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may be history after mass demonstrations led to an end to his rule and an uncertain future for the land of the Pharaohs, a nation that in the not-too-distant past warred with Israel and allied itself with the Soviet Union. Moammar Gadhafi may not be in as comfortable...
  • The Arab Apartheid

    05/17/2011 9:13:20 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    MidEast Truth ^ | Ben Dror Yemini
    The real “nakba,” which is the story of the Arab apartheid. Tens of millions, among them Jews, suffered from the “nakba,” which included dispossession, expulsion and displacement. Only the Palestinians remained refugees because they were treated to abuse and oppression by the Arab countries. Below is the story of the real “nakba”
  • Deadly clashes on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon ( what is really happening)

    05/15/2011 6:32:28 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 21 replies
    Ynet News ^ | Hagai Einav
    By Sunday afternoon, the infiltrators began to make their way back to Syria following negotiations between the IDF, police and Druze elders. The forces tried not to intervene as the Syrian youngsters marched back to their country while calling out "we'll be back," encouraged by applause from the Druze villagers who looked on. By 5 pm Sunday, the IDF said that all infiltrators left Israeli territory. 'We come in peace' "I'm tired of living in Syria, we'd rather die than see more bloodshed," one of the Syrian infiltrators into Majdal Shams told Ynet earlier. He called on Israel to grant...
  • The Case of the Missing Nakbas

    05/15/2011 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/11 | Gerald A. Honigman
    It's that time of the year again...May 15th. Arabs and their stooges get to prance around and curse the Jews over the "catastrophe" (nakba)--Israel's rebirth. A resurrection which occurred on about 12% of the original April 25,1920 Mandate of Palestine after what is now Jordan made off with the lions' share (about 80%) upon its own creation in 1922...a gift of British imperialist shanigans. In 1947, Arabs were offered about half of the 20% that was left but refused that second partition. In their eyes, almost 90% of Palestine was not enough. The name "Palestine" was bestowed upon Judea by...
  • Happy Nakba Day! By the Way, the “Palestinians” Are Not Really a People

    05/15/2011 10:22:09 AM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 8 replies
    The Voice of Reason ^ | May 15, 2011 | Texas Peartree
    Every people enjoy a favorite holiday. For many Americans it is the yearly celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or the feast eaten by pilgrims with their Native American hosts. These events mark the beginning of the American people. For many Jews the celebration revolves around the Jewish New Year, when the Lord created the world, or Passover, when the Jews were freed from Egyptian slavery. At that points the Jews truly became a people, as they wandered for forty years after their Exodus. For the made up people known as Palestinians, the big event is Nakba...
  • Iran, Syria, Libya, Turkey Stage Palestine PR Event Nakba in Israel

    05/14/2011 8:54:44 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | May 14, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Iran, Syria, Libya, Turkey Stage Palestine PR Event Nakba in Israel By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ---- May 14, 2011 ...... It's not about Palestine or the Palestinians. What the world is about to witness is event marketing at its very, oil funded best. Iran, Syria, Libya, Turkey and Qatar are now funding a PR diversion away from the hundreds of murders in Syria and Libya by government forces against pro democracy citizens and focusing on Israel. Whenever Arab states are forced to confront poverty, disease and a total lack of basic human rights in their own countries...
  • The Nakba Obsession

    07/29/2010 8:03:56 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 45 replies · 6+ views
    City Journal ^ | SOL STERN
    A specter is haunting the prospective Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations—the specter of the Nakba. The literal meaning of the Arabic word is “disaster”; but in its current, expansive usage, it connotes a historical catastrophe inflicted on an innocent and blameless people (in this case, the Palestinians) by an overpowering outside force (international Zionism). The Nakba is the heart of the Palestinians’ backward-looking national narrative, which depicts the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 as the original sin that dispossessed the land’s native people. Every year, on the anniversary of Israel’s independence, more and more Palestinians (including Arab citizens of...
  • Nakba Day and the Fraud

    The Palestinians have been holding the title of “refugees” for over six decades . They have succeeded in creating a unique historical narrative for themselves . This myth is growing, so it should be shattered and the real facts presented: the Palestinian population before the first Aliya was sparse, hundreds of thousands of Jews were also expelled from Arab countries, and there is no precedent anywhere in the world for the right of return. The Nakba - the story of the Palestinian refugees is the greatest success story in the history of modern times - a success that is a...
  • Iraqi Author Aref Alwan: The Jews Have an Historic Right to Palestine

    03/17/2010 9:22:52 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 23 replies · 454+ views
    memri ^ | Apr, 2008
    Iraqi Author 'Aref 'Alwan: The Jews Have an Historic Right to Palestine In an article posted December 7, 2007, on the leftist website www.ahewar.org,[1] 'Aref 'Alwan, an Iraqi author and playwright who resides in London and is the author of 12 novels,[2] states that the Jews have an historic right to Palestine because their presence there preceded the Arab conquest and has continued to this day. In the article, titled "Do the Jews Have Any Less Right to Palestine than the Arabs?" 'Alwan called on the Arab world to acknowledge the Jews' right to Palestine, because justice demanded it and...
  • The Jewish Nakba: Expulsions, Massacres and Forced Conversions

    Every year on the 15th of May, the Palestinians - and many others around the world along with them - "celebrate" Nakba Day. For them, this is the day that marks the great catastrophe that befell them as result of the establishment of the State of Israel. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs became refugees. Some fled, some were deported. The Nakba grew to such enormous proportions that it is preventing a solution to the dispute. We must remember that in the 1940s, population exchanges and deportations for the purpose of creating national states were the accepted norm. Tens of millions...