“The Arab League’s April 10, 1948 decision to invade Israel and “save Palestine,” marked a watershed event, for it changed the rules of the conflict”

MYTHS AND FACTS
Nakba: The Arab Self-Inflicted Catastrophe
by Eli Hertz
May 15, 2018

…It was a conflict between two national or ethnic groups. Palestinian Arabs represented one side in the conflict – the side responsible for starting the war. By their own behavior, Palestinians assumed the role of belligerents in the conflict, invalidating any claim to be hapless victims. Explains scholar Benny Morris: “One of the characteristics of the Palestinian national movement has been the Palestinians’ view of themselves as perpetual victims of others: Ottoman Turks, British officials, Zionists, Americans.” Arabs never recognize that they are victims of their own doing. READ MORE

MIDDLE EAST FORUM Efraim Karsh: The Privileged Palestinian “Refugees” …the Palestinians and the Arab states have never been penalized for their “war of extermination and momentous massacre,” to use the words of Arab League secretary-general Abdul Rahman Azzam, against the nascent state of Israelthey have become the most privileged refugee group ever…

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