posted 05-12-2004 06:08 PM PT (US)
Some quotes from the book battle for Israel things that happened in history with Israel and what the Arabs really are
"The Arab case is the simple yet deceptive argument that the Jews deliberately drove out thousands of Palestinians from their homes in a campaign of ruthlessness and brutality....the evidence however does not bear them out, neither do their own admittances in 1948 and onwards.
Emile Ghoury, Secretary of the Palestinian Arab Higher Committee, in an interview with the BEIRUT TELEGRAPH (Sept. 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.'
The Jordanian daily newspaper FALASTIN (Feb.19,1949):
'The Arab states which had encouraged the Palestine Arabs to leave their homes temporarily in order to be out of the way of the Arab invasion armies, have failed to keep their promise to help these refugees.'
KUL-SHAY, Moslem weekly (Beirut,Aug.19,1951):
'Who brought the Palestinians to Lebanon as refugees,suffering now from the malign attitude of newspapers and communal leaders, who have neither honour nor conscience? Who brought them over in dire straits and penniless,after they lost their honour? The Arab states, and Lebanon amongst them, did it.'
The Cairo daily - AKHBAR EL YOM (Oct.12,1963):
'The 15th May, 1948, arrived...On that day the Mufti of Jerusalem appealed to the Arabs of Palestine to leave the country, because the Arab armies were about to enter and fight in their stead.'
In 1953, April 9, the Jordanian daily newspaper AL URDUN:
'For the flight and fall of the other villages it is our leaders who are responsible because of their dissemination of rumours exaggerating Jewish crimes and describing them as atrocities in order to inflame the Arabs...By spreading rumours of Jewish atrocities, killings of women and children etc. They instilled fear and terror in the hearts of the Arabs in Palestine, until they fled leaving their homes and properties to the enemy.' "
[Battle For Israel, by Lance Lambert , Kingsway Publications, pp. 119-