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- 1962 days ago -
"The Nakba did not begin in 1948. Its origins lie over two centuries ago...." So begins this four-part series on the 'nakba', meaning the 'catastrophe', about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948 and the est


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Rose Becke (141)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 2:28 pm
Thank you Jess

elderberry C (47)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 3:32 pm
Tx for the post Jess shared & Tweeted...x

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 3:48 pm
Thx Jess-bookmarked to watch later tonight or tomorrow.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 4:00 pm
Thx a bunch, bookmarking for sure!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:35 pm
Thanks Jess for posting & Elderberry for the forward. I will watch asap.

David C (25)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 6:46 pm
Alnakba English P1
Uploaded on Oct 12, 2010 by aljazeerachannel


Evelyn B (63)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 9:59 pm
Bookmarked - I'd seen it on Al Jazeera, but well worth coming back to.
Thanks for posting, Jess - & for flagging, Elderberry

kate K (481)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:53 am
Thank you for posting Elderberry !!

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:43 am
A wonderful enlightening documentary.Hope that the whole world watch it. noted and share with my care2 friends.
Thanks Jess.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 6:02 am
UN slams Israel destruction of Jordan Valley homes


Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 7:17 am
Have it in my faves file for this evening's viewing. Thanks for posting and than you Abdessalam for sharing it.

Kit B (276)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:26 am

As soon as I figure out what is wrong with my speakers I will watch, bookmarked the site. Thanks for the forward
Abdessalam and for the submission Jess.

Ellyn S (48)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11:35 am
Thanks for posting, Jess!

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:44 pm
Thanks for the post and for Abdessalam forwarding it. I'm most interested in the historical information that can be used to shed more insight on the "todays".

Past Member (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 7:26 am
"occupiedpalestine" from ?

Pallywood production? What will another piece of Islamists lies help to achieve?


Stan B (123)
Monday February 3, 2014, 4:07 pm
It's illuminating how many of you people never acknowledge the Jewish Nakba where hundreds of thousands of innocent people were kicked out of Arab countries simply because they were Jews.

" This week, before an audience of peers and MPs, an 80-year-old Jewish refugee named Sarah told the story of her traumatic departure in 1956 in the wake of the Suez crisis. Her husband lost his job. Taken ill, she had remained behind in Egypt with her new baby, while he left to look for work in Europe. She departed with nothing – along with 25,000 other Jews expelled by Nasser and forced to sign a document pledging that they would never return. In a final act of spite, the customs officers ransacked her suitcase and even her baby's carrycot.

Sarah was speaking at a House of Lords briefing as part of the Justice for Jews from Arab Countries congress. JJAC, an international coalition of 77 organisations, is holding its inaugural congress in London, and aims to highlight the neglected rights of (according to indisputable UN figures) 856,000 Jewish refugees like Sarah.

The exodus began 60 years ago when Arab states, hell-bent on crushing the new state of Israel militarily, also turned on their peaceful Jewish communities. Street violence killed over 150 Jews. Within 10 years, more than half the Jews had fled or been expelled, following discriminatory legislation , extortion, arrests, internment and executions. Those who remained became subjugated, political hostages of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Today 99.5% - all but 4,500 - have gone. As the historian Nathan Weinstock has observed, not even the Jews of 1939 Germany had been so thoroughly "ethnically cleansed".

The displacement of Jews from Arab countries was not just a backlash to the creation of Israel and the Arabs' humiliating defeat. The "push" factors were already in place. Arab League states drafted a law in November 1947 branding their Jews as enemy aliens. But non-Muslim minorities, historically despised as dhimmis with few rights, were already being oppressed by Nazi-inspired pan-Arabism and Islamism. These factors sparked the conflict with Zionism, and drive it to this day.

The Jewish "Nakba" - Arabic for "catastrophe" – not only emptied cities like Baghdad (a third Jewish); it tore apart the cultural, social and economic fabric in Arab lands. Jews lost homes, synagogues, hospitals, schools, shrines and deeded land five times the size of Israel. Their ancient heritage - predating Islam by 1,000 years – was destroyed.

The Jewish state, which struggled to take in 600,000, many of them stateless, is both a response to Arab antisemitism, and the legitimate political expression of an indigenous Middle Eastern people. Half Israel's Jewish population is descended from refugees from Arab and Muslim lands.

Arab governments have never admitted committing mass violations of Jewish human and civil rights, much less apologised or offered restitution. Over 120 UN resolutions deal with the 711,000 Palestinian refugees; not one refers to the greater number of Jewish refugees. Although peace initiatives have been worded to refer generically to the "refugee problem", Jewish and Arab, Israel has been reluctant to politicise the Jewish refugee issue, having successfully integrated them as full citizens: Arab denial has thus conspired with Israeli silence to airbrush Jewish refugees out of the picture, leading to obfuscation, distortion and decontextualisation.

This April, JJAC scored a major success, however, when the US House of Representatives adopted its first resolution (pdf) on Jewish refugees; future resolutions mentioning Palestinian refugees must refer explicitly to Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

The resolution is about recognition, not restitution, although Jewish losses have been quantified at twice Palestinian losses. Such resolutions could lead to a peace settlement by recognising that there were victims on both sides. Thus justice for Jews is not just a moral imperative, but the key to reconciliation.

Moreover, a major hurdle to peace could be removed if the Palestinian "right of return" were counterbalanced by the Jewish right not to return to Arab tyrannies, recognising a de facto population exchange of roughly equal numbers.

The Jewish refugees, who spent up to 12 years in Israeli ma'abarot (transit camps), could also serve as a model for the resettlement (in host Arab countries or an eventual Palestinian state) of Arab refugees languishing in camps.

Meanwhile, awareness of the "Jewish Nakba" is growing: a Libyan Jew who fled in fear of her life has addressed the UN Human Rights Council. Jewish refugees were mentioned at Westminster and discussed on BBC radio. In the US, Canada and at the European parliament, the campaign for justice is steaming ahead.

At Tuesday's briefing, Sarah will be testifying to the fact that two sets of refugees emerged from the Arab-Israeli conflict. The UK will be urged to look at what role it could usefully play in seeking to resolve issues affecting all Middle East refugees. Fifty-two years ago, Sarah rejoined her husband in England; they rebuilt their lives and put Egypt behind them. This does not mean that she should be denied justice. "

Written by Lyn Julius in the Guardian.

One final question. How many of these refugees are still in camps? Answer: NONE.
The same can't be said for the Palestinians thanks to the apathy and total indifference of their Arab " brothers."

fly bird (26)
Monday February 3, 2014, 10:08 pm
ISRAEL'S weapons : A war crime on humanity.

In an article of March 4, Richard Lightbown argues that Israel’s use of depleted uranium, white phosphorus and other toxic metals in its war on the people of the Gaza Strip has put the whole of the Strip’s population and its environment – air, soil, groundwater and possibly seawater – at risk of serious long-term injury and contamination.

Note OccupiedPalestine: Dec 5, 2012 Israel rejects UN call to open its nuclear programm up for international inspection – (Source)Yet the same day is reported that Israel’s ‘denied’ nuke sites: UN demands atomic arsenal access. Israel denies access too


fly bird (26)
Monday February 3, 2014, 10:10 pm
At the end of 2006, James Brooks from Vermonters for a Just Peace published a three part expose into Israel’s suspected use of a previously unseen weapon, DIME Bombs, on the civilian population of the Gaza Strip. Suspicions have arisen once more as Doctors continue to report the ‘strange and incurable wounds’ they are encountering following the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip.

fly bird (26)
Monday February 3, 2014, 10:14 pm

‘I wanted to show Americans what they’re paying for..’ ~ Max Blumenthal

fly bird (26)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 5:55 pm
AIPAC campaign contributions to congressmen, highest first, full list at link...

Top Senate Recipients Funded

Joseph Lieberman $1,226,956
John McCain $750,368
Benjamin Cardin $487,572
Mitch McConnell $415,710
Richard Durbin $376,387
Carl Levin $366,378
Arlen Specter $338,080
Debbie Ann Stabenow $329,053
Bill Nelson $324,691
Jon Kyl $312,358
Mary Landrieu $291,609
Frank Lautenberg $260,333
Robert Menéndez $219,135
Daniel Inouye $197,750
Harry Reid $179,640
Sheldon Whitehouse $170,421
Ron Wyden $163,771
Maria Cantwell $162,598
Mark Udall $161,173
Christopher Dodd $158,132
Barbara Mikulski $152,050
Kent Conrad $150,410
Susan Collins $139,518
Mark Pryor $138,250
Jeff Merkley $136,130

Top House Recipients Funded

Mark Kirk $458,979
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen $141,507
Howard Berman $122,600
Eric Cantor $119,350
Ted Deutch $104,031
Steny Hoyer $100,050
Shelley Berkley $98,501
Gary Peters $94,522
Ron Klein $88,550
Nancy Pelosi $83,400
Steve Israel $77,000
Nita Lowey $68,600
Paul Hodes $65,950
Ike Skelton $64,049
Kendrick Meek $57,601
Deborah Halvorson $56,622
Gabrielle Giffords $56,000
Eliot Engel $54,600
Brad Sherman $53,500
Janice Schakowsky $53,195
Roy Blunt $47,550
Dan Burton $47,350
Alcee Hastings $46,150
Mary Jo Kilroy $46,135
Bill Foster $45,550
Debbie Wasserman Schultz $45,060
Robert Andrews $43,825
Patrick Murphy $41,000
Gary Ackerman $39,950
Brad Ellsworth $38,850
Silvestre Reyes $38,750
Lincoln Diaz-Balart $35,775
Steven LaTourette $35,325
Allyson Schwartz $33,625
Jerry Moran $33,300
Melissa Bean $33,150
Mike Pence $31,700


Past Member (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:33 am
Jess, to make the list full you should include donations given by Islamic and Arab lobbies in US: CAIR, USNA, MPAC and the whole bunch of others, you know them better, than I do.

And especially list those who take money from CAIR after it was recognized as having links to terror, directed against Americans.

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