5 thoughts on “Liberal Zionists Oppose Expulsion of African Refugees But Deny Nakba – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. This liberal Zionist does not deny that an event took place wherein (for multifarious reasons) Arabs left their places of domicile in the Israeli War of Independence. However, the apohorism indigenous is somewhat disingenuous and erroneous if you denote exclusivity with it. Jews also came to Ottoman Palestine in the 19th century as part of the “shivat Tsion return to Zion – as well as many Arabs inter-alia. Certainly the refugee issue of these Arabs should be addressed (as was the issue of Jews – even up to nearly 2000 years) – but if it is in the terms of exclusivity, i.e. the removal of the indigenous Jews from the land… then it is unacceptable.

    1. @ gefilte: “Arabs left their domicile?” Are you daft? I hate when people prostitute language for their own purposes. They were EXPELLED. They didn’t “leave.” That could denote they did so of their own volition, when they didn’t. I’m not going to get into an argument with you on this. But don’t ever use such terms again here.

      ‘Indigenous’ doesn’t denote ‘exclusivity.’ I don’t know how well you know English. But you don’t seem to have a very good grasp of it whether or not you speak the language.

      A very small number of Jews who lived in Palestine-Israel over generations were indigenous. Almost all Jews living in Israel now were not indigenous. And a vague tenuous connection to Israelites does not denote indigenousness. However, regardless of this, I’m not arguing that anyone should be expelled, Jews or Palestinians. I’m arguing that expellees must be returned.

      Again, I don’t intend to start a whole argument here on the ins & outs of this argument. I reserve the right to cut you off if you try to do that.

  2. I agree. But as for Palestinian refugees, even most liberal Israelis claim ” it was an absolute necessity in order to create the Jewish state”.

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