The Truth About Nakba

Those who don’t have time to read books should watch this video. Of course, a lot happened after the events mentioned in the video but here are some simple background facts to show that the ongoing conflict is a part of an endless cycle of revenge. The first partition plan was the Peel Plan which gave only 17% of the land to the Jews. The Jews accepted the plan but the Arabs in Palestine (note that I didn’t use the word Palestinian) rejected it outright. They wanted the land to be ruled by Arabs only. Jews and other non-Muslims could only be second class citizens.

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After WW2, the Jewish population increased, so another partition plan was proposed, this time by the UN in 1947. The land area given to the Jews was significantly increased, but it should be noted that the southern region was an arid desert and whoever lived there would have to figure out how to irrigate and cultivate the land. The Jews would accomplish that on their own.

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Again, the Arabs in Palestine rejected the UN’s plan. The Jews went ahead to declare the state of Israel in 1948. Soon after that, the first Arab-Israeli war broke out. In subsequent wars, Israel would grab more and more land as they grew from strength to strength. The West Bank was a part of Jordan. Gaza was a part of Egypt.

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Till this day, the Arabs have not defined any Palestinian territory. They want everything from the river to the sea. If you were an Israeli, would you defend your homeland or would you surrender to a jihadist administration plagued by terrorism. Nobody is innocent. Both sides have blood on their hands. Don’t pick the weaker side by default because that’s the woke thing to do. Pick the lesser of two evils. Pick wisely.