WHO IS – AND WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL DEFINITII0N OF A REFUGEE?
A Refugee Is A Person Who Has Been Permanently Or Temporarily Displaced From His Or Her Country.
WE CAN’T KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW – IGNORANCE ISN’T BLISS – IT’S DEATH!
First – Let Me State A Fact . . . Before the Re-Creation of the Jewish State of Israel, the Entire Region where Israel is Located, Including Much of Jordan, which was Called Trans-Jordan, Lebanon & Syria, were Considered Palestine, where Jews Lived Amongst Christians & Arabs.
Before The 1948 UN Declared Statehood Of Israel – All People who Lived in this Post Ottoman Region, were Referred-To as Palestinians . . . INCLUDING JEWS.
After WWII . . . Jews Who Survived the Holocaust Throughout Europe, and Had Lost Everything . . . Including Family, Friends & Property, Had No Where To Go . . . Became Holocaust Refugees.
Many Jewish Survivors Went Back to their Homes in their European Countries, Only to Discover Non-Jews Living in What Used to be their Homes, to be Driven-Off by the Squatters, Generally with the Help of the Local Police.
TRADING ONE PRISON CAMP FOR ANOTHER:
Finally – These Post-Holocaust Jews Who Survived The Death Camps Were Placed In Internment Camps.
So What Should These Hundreds Of Thousand Surviving Jews Do To Survive? Where Could they Go since Countries like The United States of America & Canada were Not all that Welcoming to these Jewish Refugees, And Europe was Not the Best Consideration?
And Even After The Slaughter Of SIX MILLION JEWS With Nowhere To Go . . . The Not Yet Re-Declared State of Israel, which was Governed by the Post WWI British Mandate (United Nations), Made Certain to Block Jewish Immigration from Entering the Land the British Had Previously Promised to the Jewish People (Israel) through the Passing of the Balfour Declaration & Subsequently the Peel Commission.
Finally – By May 14, 1948 (Israel Independence Day) . . . When Israel Declared Itself a State With the Blessings of the United Nations . . . The Arabs Launched The First Of Many Wars To Destroy Israel.
WAS PRE-1948 ISRAEL WITHOUT A JEWISH POPULATION?
Make No Mistake About-It, Israel Was Never Without A Serious Jewish Population. Also, in the Arab Middle East, there were Approximately 900,000 Jewish Arab Citizens Living In Various Arab Countries, whose History Dated-Back to the Time of Abraham, Who After 1948 were Forcibly Driven from their National Arab Homelands, Most Often with Little More than the Clothes & Items they Could Wear & Carry.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NEARLY 900,000 DISPLACED JEWS FROM THEIR ARAB HOMES?
Why Don’t We Hear About These Millions Of Displaced Jewish Refugees . . . the Jewish People Who Survived the Holocaust which No Country Wanted? . . . Nor the Close to One Million Jews from Arab Countries who Had to Flee for their Lives?
We Don’t Hear About These Jews, Because Israel Opened its Doors to all Jewish People in Need of Sanctuary and a Permanent Home. They Were Very Short-Lived Refugees.
IT WASN’T JUST IMMEDIATELY AFTER WORLD WAR II WHEN JEWS WERE REFUGEES:
Growing-Up, Many of my Schoolyard Friends were Jewish Refugees from Communist Countries like Poland & Hungary . . . That Is – Until They & Their Families Became Canadian Citizens.
Prime Minister Ben Gurion Realized From The Very Start, that Israel Needed Population for His New Nation to Grow & Thrive, Believing that the Arab Population Could become Viable Contributing Citizens of Israel.
While it is True that Arabs Living in Israel Suffered from the 1948 War of Jewish Independence, So Did The Jews At The Hands Of Arabs . . . War Is Hell For Everyone, However – That Said . . . The Five Arab Armies Invading the New State of Israel Made it Clear to the Arabs Living in Israel, that they Should Leave & Get out of the Way from the Arab Juggernaut on the Way to Destroy Israel & Kill the Jews Before it was Too Late.
They Also Poisoned The Minds Of The Arabs . . . With Propagandized Rhetoric of Arabs who were Going-To-Be Slaughtered at the Hands of the Jews.
Almost Three Quarters Of A Million Arabs Willingly Fled Israel . . . In the Belief that After the War of Jewish Independence, And After The All-Out Arab Victory Over The Jews . . . They Could All Return.
They Thought Wrong. And For The Arabs Who Did Stay – They Became Equal Israeli Citizens.
WHAT ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF PERMANENT ARAB REFUGEES WITH UNRWA?
UNRAW . . . Is The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine.
There Is Only One Jewish State In The Entire World (Israel), which Opened its Doors to More than (Approximately) One Million Jews Between 1947 & 1949.
There Are 50 Majority Moslem Countries In The World . . . There are 22-Arab Countries In The World (Middle East), which are Members of the Arab League, All of Which Have Moslem Majority Populations.
At The Creation Of The State Of Israel (1948) . . . It was Reported that as Many as 750,000 “Palestinian” Arabs Were Displaced & Became Refugees . . . Based on the Veracity of Arab Statistics (Statements & Claims) – I’ll Take The Number Of 750,000 With Serious Doubt.
. . . So Please Explain How 75-Years Later, According to Palestinian Statistics, There Are Currently More Than 6.4-Million Palestinian Refugees Living Throughout The Middle East In Refugee Camps?
Out Of All These Moslem Countries & Arab States . . . Were there No Nations Capable or Willing to Absorb The Original 750,000 ”Palestinian” Refugees?
And How Do People Remain Permanent Refugees (Multi-Generational) Amongst Their Own Culture & Co-Religionists For 75-Years?
WHEN WILL THEY STOP BEING REFUGEES & STOP SCAMMING THE WORLD?
Why Are The “Palestinians” The Only Culture That Has A Permanent United Nations Division (UNRWA), Specifically Funded with Close to a Billion-Dollar Budget, Also Collecting Beggar Charity . . . When By Definition – Refugee Status Is Only Accorded To People On A Temporary Basis Until They’re Resettled?
So When Will The Palestinian Refugees Expect To Be Resettled?
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Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov