Tuesday, May 13, 2008


A lot of self styled "liberals" and "progressives" in Blogestan have been celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel recently. The formation of the State of Israel involved the forced expulsion of around 800,000 Palestinian civilians from their homes (Esber, pp. 69-70). While this may be considered a "progressive" outcome in the same sense as Stalin's deportation of the Volga Germans to Siberia and Kazakhstan, it is certainly not a humanitarian one.


Rosemarie M. Esber, "Rewriting the History of 1948: The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Question Revisted," Holy Land Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (2005), pp. 55-72.


Chris O'Byrne said...

I admire your willingness to speak openly! For people who have been force-fed the idea that only Israel has "God's" approval, this is hard to look at subjectively.

Also, there should be a comma after "Kazakhstan" in what should be the last sentence. :)

J. Otto Pohl said...

Chris: I am correcting the grammatical error now.