“It is time to end the deadly charade of calling the displaced Palestinians “refugees”

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What Is a “Refugee”? The Jews from Morocco versus the Palestinians from Israel
by Alan Dershowitz
March 10, 2018

The Arab exodus from Israel in 1948 was the direct result of a genocidal war declared against the newly established Jewish state by all of its Arab neighbors, including the Arabs of Israel. If they had accepted the UN peace plan — two states for two people — there would be no Palestinian refugees. In the course of Israel’s fierce battle for its survival — a battle in which it lost one percent of its population, including many Holocaust survivors and civilians — approximately 700,000 local Arabs were displaced. Many left voluntarily, having been promised a glorious return after the inevitable Arab victory. Others were forced out. READ MORE

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