The Arab Refugees. Who was Responsible?
What is their Responsibility?

(All emphasis by the writer.)

The 1948 Arab War Aim

The pan-Arab armies of 1948 (Egypt, Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen) promised a genocidal war which would quickly be over. They would massacre the Jews, then the brothers would return and help themselves to all the Jewish assets and wealth. What a glorious victory it would have been for Islam over the Jewish infidels! What joy, what riches, what honor!

The Arabs have never denied their war aim. They have never rescinded it. For 60 years their Imams have religiously indoctrinated their young and old with a death wish that can only be satisfied by bloody Jewish annihilation. This doctrine is still taught with hatred and contempt every day in the refugee camps where these unfortunates have lived in squalor. Except for Jordan they not been permitted to work, refused civic rights and denied all opportunities for a normal life.

Arab sources claim that the Israel military chased many of its residents out of their villages. A small number were surely evacuated – for very good reason. Something Israel has nothing to be ashamed of, especially when these minor numbers are contrasted with the Arab’s ideological war aim of total Jewish slaughter. Here’s undeniable evidence:

From the New York Times, May 16, 1948

>>‘On the day that Israel declared its independence, Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League, at Cairo press conference declared “jihad”, a holy war. He said that the Arab states rejected partition and would set up a “United State of Palestine.” Pasha added:

>>“This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades”.’

Here is another vicious quotation from the chief local Arab leader of the time who exhorted the genocidal Arab war aim.

From ‘O Jerusalem’ by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, p 400:

>>Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, had been one of Hitler’s most enthusiastic collaborators. He had called his followers to a Jihad against the Jews in a 1943 broadcast from Radio Berlin during the height of the Holocaust: “Kill the Jews wherever you find them, this is pleasing to Allah.”

>>“Later al-Husseini declared that the Arab goal was “the elimination of the Jewish state.” “I declare a holy war, my Muslim brothers! Murder the Jews, murder them all”.

The so called “Right of Return”

The unabashed war aim of the pan-Arab invasion, clearly encouraged by the local Arab population, was total extermination of the Jews. To think that the Palestinians and their brother nations believe Israel will accept the return of such so-called “refugees” is bizarre.

• First because 90 percent or more of the “refugees” alive today never even lived in Palestine!

• Second because the overwhelming majority had voluntarily evacuated themselves based on the insistent urging of their leaders to get out while their armies made good on their war aim.

• Third, they feared punishment as renegades or collaborators if they did not obey the call of their leaders to get out and permit the Arab soldiers to bulldoze their way in and make short shrift of the Jews.

• Fourth, they did not want to be in a war zone where combatants were fighting and killing each other.

Thus it was that the majority of “refugees” fled voluntarily. They believed the promise of a short, bloody war and all the Jewish treasure that would become theirs when they returned. They have as little “right of return” as the Jewish refugees of the time have, to return to the Arab states which forced them out. These Jews however, do have a right to compensation because they never fled voluntarily. Moreover they never wanted to exterminate their hosts nor obliterate their states from the world map.

The so called “Right of Compensation”

Not only do the Arab states and their “refugees” propagate the so called “right of return”, they also want compensation from Israel. For what? For sending in their troops and killing 6,000 Jews? For failing to achieve their genocidal war aim? Why world leaders want Israel to negotiate Arab demands for compensation is truly difficult to figure.

Do these world leaders perhaps think that the 6,000 (one percent) of the Jewish population killed in Israel’s War of Independence was not that much of a loss as wars go? If so these worthies should reflect on the fact that one percent of the US population in 1948 would have amounted to no less than 1,480,000 dead! The US has not lost even close to that number in all its wars. Moreover the US felt fully justified going to war following the horrible murder of 3,000 innocent New Yorkers in 9/11.

Outnumbered, out gunned and out-militarized, the small Jewish community of 1948 fought back bravely and courageously for their new State. They did so successfully. To the chagrin of their enemies and the surprise of the world, the brand new state of Israel denied the Arabs their fanatical death wish for a genocidal victory worthy of the Mongols.

Is the winner then expected to compensate the loser for being robbed of his opportunity to vent his killing lust and forfeiting all that loot? Surely that is too ridiculous for words?

Who Bears Responsibility?

The following statements from top Arab leaders highlight the Arab responsibility for the refugees:

Said Emile Ghoury, Secretary of the Palestinian Arab Higher Committee, in an interview with the Beirut Telegraph, September 6, 1948:

>“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.”

As Khaled Al-Azm, Syrian Prime Minister wrote in his ‘Memoirs’ [Arabic), 3 vols. (AI-Dar al Muttahida Id-Nashr, 1972), vol. 1, pp. 386-87):

>“. . . among the reasons for the Arab failure in 1948 was “the call by the Arab Governments to the inhabitants of Palestine to evacuate it and to leave for the bordering Arab countries, after having sown terror among them…”

>“Since 1948 we have been demanding the return of the refugees to their homes. But we ourselves are the ones who encouraged them to leave…We have brought destruction upon a million Arab refugees, by calling upon them and pleading with them to leave their land, their homes, their work and business… .”

Ethnic Cleansing?

A particularly well researched and compelling essay dealing with so called ethnic cleansing allegations has been written by Doctoral student Seth Frantzman of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. It will enlighten readers who are concerned to know the facts which impelled such counter activity in the pre-state period.

This authoritative essay appeared as a guest op-ed in the Jerusalem Post August 17, 2007, titled “Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine?” Here is a cause and effect extract:

>”Sixty-two Jews were murdered by Arabs in the first week after the UN partition plan was passed, and by May 15, 1948, a total of 1,256 Jews had been killed, most of them civilians. These deaths were caused by Arab militias, gangs, terrorists and army units who attacked every place of Jewish inhabitation in Palestine.”

>”Even before the first Arab villages were captured in April, 924 Jews had already been killed,” and Frantzman adds. …” the ceaseless attacks against all isolated Jewish settlements only gave Zionist commanders every reason to see neighboring Arab villages as threatening and to act accordingly.”

The number of Arabs moved out of the militarized villages is small and disputed. What is not arguable however, is that none of these Arab was killed or drowned in the Mediterranean after the battles were over. Unlike the fate that awaited the Jews had the Arabs triumphed, Israel never contemplated massacre nor genocide. Indeed there would have been no “refugees” at all, as Abba Eban said tellingly in a speech to the United Nations:

>“Had the Palestinians and the Arab states not attacked Israel and attempted to destroy it, there would not have been a single Palestinian refugee.”

Having convinced the world it owes them and their “refugees” a living, the Palestinians annually commemorate their Naqba (catastrophe) with triumphant mass marches, waving hate banners and heroically firing their guns skyward. Naqba Day keeps the memory of their 1948 catastrophe alive. To remind Israel and the world they have not lost their murderous desire for Jewish annihilation and Israel’s obliteration (total victory).

For Israel to welcome and/or compensate these murder-bent enemies is brainless.

What is there about Israel’s refusal to negotiate its suicide that the civilized world does not understand?

That even our friends President Bush and Secretary Rice appear not to appreciate?

It might be argued that the Arabs would never have carried out a massacre of some 650.000 Jews living in Palestine 1948. However, the Jews of that day knew very well from the Turkish genocide of 1,500,000 Christian Armenians that this would certaily have happened had the Arab armies which arrived on the scene to help their brothers would have been deighted to indulge inthe killing, raping and looting Jewish property

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3 Responses to “The Arab Refugees. Who was Responsible?
What is their Responsibility?

  1. Aaron in Canada Says:

    This is one of the best essays on the topic of arab refugee scam that I’ve read so far.

  2. David E Robinson Says:

    I think the current discussion on Israel-Palestine needs to be about apartheid rather than how to make Israel seem blameless in its displacement of Palestinians from their homes. I believe that Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza is best described as apartheid because Israel applies two separate systems of laws–a civil system for Jews, a military system for Palestinians, and Israel maintains a separate road system for Jews. Palestinians are forbidden to use the Jews-only roads, and only Palestinians suffer curfews, only Palestinians homes are demolished, only Palestinians are being squeezed into ever shrinking ghettos, etc. South African Bishop and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Desmond Tutu calls it apartheid. I think he is right. Anyone interested can learn more about Israeli apartheid at http://www.itisapartheid.org

  3. Neville Chamberlain Says:

    It occurs ot me that David E Robinson is a liar and #BDSAssCLown. Expulsions of about 50 to 60K Arabs took place. There is no Apartheids. There are no Jewish roads. Jewish settlements are dismantled too Finally Tutu is an antiSemite and all know that. The aforementioned #BDSAssClown makes claims that are easily refuted. Sigh

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