A History lesson: the Jewish "nakba"
Israeli Journalist Ben Dror Yemini, whose articles I linked to from time to time, has taken on an almost impossible mission: he is trying to restore historical truth and transparency by way of countering the rapid growth and spread of "narrative" alternatives about Jewish chronicles, so beloved of the rabid Left.
In this article, (Hebrew source here) he reminds the world about the catastrophe that Jews endured in Arab countries, ending in their absolute cleansing from those lands. Today there are no more than a few hundreds Jews living in Israel's neighbouring countries. Here are a few excerpts:
Each year, the Palestinians mark Nakba Day, the catastrophe that befell them with the establishment of the State of Israel. But the Jews in Arab countries also suffered catastrophe and it was many times worse.
We must remember that Nakba Day is the date of the declaration of Israel's independence, May 15th . We must remember what happened just a few hours after that declaration. The Secretary of the Arab League, Abdul Rahman Hassan Azzamaha, announced the declaration of war against Israel: "This war will be a war of annihilation and the story of the slaughter will be told like the campaigns of the Mongols and the Crusaders."
The Mufti, Haj Amin Al Husseini, who was close to Hitler during the Second World War, added his own bit: "I am declaring a holy war. My brother Muslims! Slaughter the Jews! Kill them all!" The mini-Holocaust of the Jews in Arab countries.
Various documents, some of them discovered only in recent years, show that the declaration of war was far broader. It was actually a declaration of war on the Jews.
Throughout the relations between Jews and Arabs, in Arab countries or in the course of the Zionist enterprise, there was not one case of a pogrom against Muslims of the type committed by the Arabs against the Jews. Even in the worst cases, which must be condemned, such as Deir Yassin, they occurred as part of a military confrontation.
Those are cases that should be condemned, but we need to put things in perspective. The Arabs slaughtered the Jews without any hostilities and without any military excuse, just because they were Jews. And those few Arabs who were killed, were killed as part of a military campaign. Despite this, any injury inflicted on the Arab population resulted in innumerable investigations and references. The worst abuse of all, the abuse of Jews by Arabs, was erased and forgotten.
One thing I can assure you, readers. This article will not be appearing in the New York Times or any of the mainstream dailies in any foreseeable future.