Evolution of Dispossession

Evolution of Dispossession
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Nakba Protests

BBC Article

Each year the Palestinians mark the "catastrophe" or Nakba which coincides with the day Israel was founded, May 15, 1948. 750,000 Palestinians were very quickly displaced from their homes and villages, as Israeli forces embarked on a systematic campaign of terror and violence. Regardless of the current accepted versions of history people read about about in history books, the actual record is very different. Common lore has it that all the Arab nations ganged up on Israel and Israel's valiant soldiers repelled the vicious attacks. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The razing of Palestinians villages, and massacres such as Deir Yassin, led to a mass exodus of Palestinian civilians, as they were not armed to fight back, nor was there any leadership to lead a defensive. It was only after the massive displacement of the indigenous population did other Arab armies enter the fray. The Zionist propaganda that dominates coverage of this event distort almost every aspect of this.

The original 750,000 displaced Palestinians took refuge in neighboring countries, and the descendants of these now number more than 5 million, which makes the contentious right of return issue a focal point for so-called "peace" talks.

What if Zionists and Jews simply decided to live among the indigenous people in 1948, instead of taking 55% of the lands, and that number swelled to 78% after the wars in '48 and '67? The Middle East would be much more stable than it is today, that is for sure.


MOM said...

Any tiny amount of difference between Israelis and Palestinians has been amplified to the Nth degree by AMERICAN ZIONISTS. One must be an individual on both sides of this contest to find a solution, and if we must disavow American Zionists to do this, c'est la vie!

Frank said...

Dear Friends,

You are welcome to join us for the November Interfaith Freedom Marches:

Jenin,West Bank, Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, 2:30 pm, Main Square, Abu Baker Street
Ramallah, West Bank, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, 12:30 pm, Manara Square
Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 2:30 pm, Damascus Gate, Old City

My friends, it’s no longer possible to say, “Ah, that’s the other side of the World, what does this place have to do with me, my family, my world….”

The people in the Holy Land, Muslims, Jews and Christians alike, are enshrouded by deep suffering, terrible restrictions on freedoms, limitation of circulation, restricted access, unfair confiscation of land, etc. Whenever that happens in the World, we all suffer because I truly believe, my friends, we are all connected.

When they are free (of suffering, etc.), only then can we be free!

As such, the occupation of the West Bank must end as a precursor to peaceful coexistence.

It’s time we all do something about it, in an effective, non-violent way.

Let this march be a precursor to freedom through love and understanding by bringing all people together in the cosmic light, as brothers and sisters and as children of the creator, showing the world that all people want peace in Israel and Palestine.

Dr. Frank Romano
A Land Day Organizer: March 30, 2012, Qalandia Checkpoint
Professor: University of Paris
Member of the California and French Bars
Author: Love and Terror in the Middle East