I threw my copy of Joan Peters' book in the trash years ago. Considered donating it to charity, but didn't want to contribute to spreading propaganda.1897
The First Zionist Congress convening in Basel, Switzerland, Issue Basel program on colonization of Palestine and the establishment of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Shortly after the congress, a Zionist delegation is sent to Palestine to explore the viability of settling Palestine with persecuted European Jews. The delegation reported back with a cable that stated: "The bride is beautiful, but she is married to another man."http://www.palestinelink.eu/palestine/timeline/1876-1918/
It's also important to remember that the Arab "nations" are lines on the map drawn by the UK and France to suit themselves at the end of WW1, with a dictator and an army designed for internal oppression in each "nation." The only Arab army capable of fighting a foreign conflict at the time was the Arab Legion, which was not only supplied by the UK throughout the 1948 war, but was commanded by British officers too. Try finding a recorded incident of the Arab Legion fighting Jewish forces anywhere in the UN recommended Jewish state, or even anywhere within what are nowadays recognised as Israel's legal borders, at any point during the 1948 war.
The regime in Jordan is the same regime that the UK installed at the end of WW1 which has survived to this day; it was a British supported dictatorship, and is now a US supported dictatorship. If my country was ruled by some foreign supported dictator, it may well have "trouble ruling" too.
Also, when western media reports on what "the Arabs" say, it is generally referring to the regimes, and not their populations, who's views can be vastly different to the views of their dictators.
In any case, regardless of what Joan Peters says, Israel was founded by expelling the majority of Palestinian Muslims and Christians from their homes and/or denying their right to return, to make way for Jewish settlers, and it continues the same policy to this day. The two waves of Jews fleeing or being expelled from Arab countries occurred after
the Israeli expulsions of Palestinian Muslims and Christians, in 1947-48 and 1967 respectively.
Today, Israel belligerently occupies the de jure
state of Palestine, and the Palestinians live under Israel's foreign belligerent military and settler occupation. As the occupying power Israel is legally responsible for the welfare of the people it chooses to keep under its occupation, and they have the right to resist the occupation using armed means. That's not a picture I'm painting or something I'm selling; that's reality.
EDIT: I nearly forgot to mention, the biggest funders of the Palestinians nowadays are the UN and the EU.
Edited by Al1000, 09 August 2015 - 02:46 PM.