Sunday, August 12, 2012

Links We Like #1

Matt and I are on vacation from now until next Sunday, so as usual we will be sharing links that we like once per day until we get back. If the Huffington Post does anything note worthy (as it always seems to per Murphy's Law) send us an email or post something in the comments, though moderation may be even slower than the HuffPost's (which is saying a lot).

Anyway the first one is about The Big Arab Lie, and it discusses how the Arabs have abused the refugee problem. This is common knowledge but the most useful section is the appendix at the end in which it proves the "Nakba" isn't real. This is done by quotes from Arab leaders and other legitimate sources. Here is a small sample:


1. “The first group of our fifth column consist of those who abandon their homes…At the first sign of trouble they take to their heels to escape sharing the burden of struggle”
-- Ash-Sha’ab, Jaffa, 1.30.48

2. “(the fleeing villagers)…are bringing down disgrace on us all… by abandoning their villages”
-- As-Sarih, Jaffa, 3.30.48

3. "Every effort is being made by the Jews to persuade the Arab populace to stay and carry on with their normal lives, to get their shops and businesses open and to be assured that their lives and interests will be safe."
-- Haifa District HQ of the British Police, April 26, 1948, (quoted in
Battleground by Samuel Katz).

4. "The mass evacuation, prompted partly by fear, partly by order of Arab leaders, left the Arab quarter of Haifa a ghost city.... By withdrawing Arab workers their leaders hoped to paralyze Haifa."
-- Time Magazine, May 3, 1948, page 25

5. “The Arab streets (of Palestine) are curiously deserted (because)…following the poor example of the moneyed class, there has been an exodus from Jerusalem, but not to the same extent as from Jaffa and Haifa”,
-- London Times, 5.5.48

6. "The Arab civilians panicked and fled ignominiously. Villages were frequently abandoned before they were threatened by the progress of war."
-- General John Glubb "Pasha," The London Daily Mail, August 12, 1948

7. “The fact that there are these refugees is the direct consequence of the act of the Arab states in opposing partition and the Jewish state. The Arab states agreed upon this policy unanimously and they must share in the solution of the problem."
-– Emile Ghoury, secretary of the Palestinian Arab Higher Committee, in an interview with the Beirut Telegraph 9/6/1948. (same appeared in The London Telegraph, 8.48)

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