So what is the Palestinian Nakba all about? Those who promote the commemoration of the "Palestinian catastrophe" have chosen May 15 - the day in 1948 on which the Arab armies invaded Palestine in order to destroy the infant Jewish state - as Nakba Day. The Arabs intended to destroy the Jewish community in Palestine, were confident that they were going to win, but in the end lost the war. That is the origin of the Palestinian catastrophe, a catastrophe the Arabs brought upon themselves.Puts it into perspective a little. Although it doesn't ask too many questions on why the Palestinian refugees are the only refugees under the UN who are allowed to accept citizenship in other countries, and have no formal absorption programs.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Haaretz on "Nakba Day"
An excellent article appeared in Haaretz - Moshe Arens on Nakba Day