Next week is "Nakba Day" when Palestinians celebrate nearly seventy years of blaming Israel for all of their problems.
If the "Nakba" was the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Arabs in 1948, as they claim, then why do they choose to mark the occasion on May 15? Arabs fled Palestine from December 1947 through the end of 1948. There are plenty of events, real or imagined, that they could choose for the anniversary.
So why May 15?
The reason, of course, is because the supposed expulsions are not really the Nakba. The disaster was the creation of a Jewish state in the midst of the Arab world. If not a single Arab had lost his home there would still be a "Nakba Day" today anyway.
They could have had a state - and they chose instead to try, again and again, to destroy the Jewish state instead, using military, terrorist, political and demographic means. A Palestinian state with a real peace agreement would mean the implicit abandonment of the struggle to destroy Israel, and that cannot happen, because Israel is the nakba, not the statelessness of Palestinians.
Keep that in mind when you see the many Nakba observances over the next week.
Since I redesigned the site, every once in a while I've been trying to add tags to old articles so they could be found more easily. With over 24,000 posts here it isn't an easy job and I am sure I'm missing many.
Today I put together a list of posts with the tag "Nakba" from over the years.
From The New Antisemite (original story at Joods Actueel ): At least two Israelis were injured in the terror attacks in Brussels. Isr...
Elder of Ziyon - حـكـيـم صـهـيـون
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