Monday, January 24, 2011

Al Jazeera 'leaks' Day 2

Al Jazeera TV coverage began tonight by criticizing Tzipi Livni for wanting a Jewish state for 'its people' and suggesting transfering the population of certain Arab Israeli villages into a Palestinian state.

First of all, why does Al Jazeera think Arab Israelis want to remain in Israel in the first place? Maybe because they have it better there in terms of civil, economic and democratic rights than they ever would in a Palestinian state.

Second, how is this different from Palestinian requests in every peace negotiation in history to uproot Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria?

Third, let's take a quick look at the state of Arab religious tolerance:

- In Saudi Arabia, Jewish (as well as Christian and other non-Muslim) religious services are prohibited.

- When Jordan gained control of the West Bank in 1948, it expelled its remaining Jewish population.
In 1954, Jordan granted citizenship all reisdents, except those who are Jewish.

- In 1969, nine Iraqi Jews were falsely accused of spying for Israel and hung, leading to the departure of the rest of the country's Jews.

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