The international community has been manipulated into believing a complete set of lies regarding the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We have been fed a continuous lie that the thievin' Israelis stole the disputed land from the poor defenseless Palestinians.
How is this possible? It comes down to one thing and one thing alone: anti-Semitism. It is alive and well throughout the world, including in the good ole USA.
Get the truth for a change. It may surprise you.
Read from Israel Matzav:
The Silent Exodus
"Here's a film from Pierre Rehov about the Jewish exodus from Arab countries between 1948 and 1968.
'In 1948 nearly one million Jews lived in Arab lands. But In barely twenty years, they have become forgotten fugitives, expelled from their native lands, forgotten by history and where the victims themselves have hidden their fate under a cloak of silence.
A people whom legend have always associated with "wandering" many of these Jews from Arab lands had lived there for thousands of years and accepted their fate, through good times and bad times.
But 1948, the beginning of their exodus, also saw the birth of the State of Israel.
And, while the Arab armies were preparing to invade the young refugee-country, the survivors of the Shoah were piling up in rickety boats. Meanwhile a few hundred thousand Arabs from Palestine were getting ready to flee their homes, convinced that they would return as winners and conquerors.
Soon - by a terrible twist of fate they, as well, began to fill up refugee camps and passed on their refugee status to new generations.
The Jews, however, did not receive refugee status.
They had just rediscovered the land of their birthright.'
Let's go to the videotape. This runs just under an hour (no, I haven't seen it yet, but I hope to tonight)."
More interesting facts from Israel Matzav:
The Mufti tells the truth: The Arabs sold the land to the Jews
"The Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj al-Amin al-Husseini, will never be accused of loving Jews. In fact, 70 years ago today, the Mufti, who was Yasser Arafat's uncle, met with Adolph Hitler in Berlin to discuss the 'final solution' to the 'Jewish problem.'
In 1937, the Mufti testified before the Peel Commission, which was looking into the causes of unrest between Jews and Arabs in what was then known as 'Palestine.' The Mufti made a stunning admission: Most of the land that belonged to the Jews, which we are constantly accused of 'stealing,' had actually been purchased by the Jews from the Arabs. And the Arabs were what we lawyers call willing sellers."
And last, but not least, another interesting tidbit from Israel Matzav:
1896 video shows Jewish majority in Jerusalem
"The very first movie made in Jerusalem, in 1896, shows that Jews were a majority in the city even then. In fact, they were about 60% of the population.
Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: The Other News).
Those of you with fluent Hebrew may have noticed that the subtitles in this video were not particularly accurate. Nevertheless, the point remains: The city had a substantial Jewish population - around 60% - 115 years ago."