Robert Cohen wrote:
> re: what is reality: what is morality? what is fair? what is justice?
> Approximate 750,000--1 million Jews emigrated to moderrn Israel from
> Iraq, Morrocco, Iran, Yemen, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Egypt et cetera
> These are approximate figures.
> I take it that approximately a million (plus or minus) Palestinians
> were initially, circa mid-late 1940s, forcibly displaced (?).
Ethnic cleansing is not about holding the door open so your
guests can go home again after having dinner. Whenever there's a mass
exodus of people, chances are the people did not leave voluntarily.
> The Palestine original number has increased in overall population
> subsequenrly to millions as there is a high birth rate.
That's a disingenuous comment. No one's arguing that every man
woman and child that is born under occupation be compensated; merely
those families who were displaced. To wit, the issue of a high birth
rate is more a xenophobic response than anything else.
> The Jews whom emigrated to modern Israel from their native,
> traditionally Moslem-dominated areas apparently lost their Jewish-owned
> real estate/property rights.
That's the government of Israel's problem to solve. If they
invited Jews from Moslem-dominated areas to flock to Israel (to assist
in building up the fledgling state), then they took on the full
financial burden whatever that entailed/entails. Has nothing to do
with the rights of those *forcibly* evicted to clear room for newly
*invited* arrivals. My guess is that those that were invited into
Israel were well compensated with substantial gifts (eg. money and/or
the property of displaced Arabs).
> There are no/few absolutes:
> I am not against compromising and neither is 3/4 of the Israelis.
Rhetoric is fine but hawkish Israeli leaders and policies, and
the assassination of the one Israeli leader who was seen to be moving in
the direction of a resolution (outlined by the rhetoric), betrays even