Date: Sun 24 Nov 2002 - 05:50:23 GMT
> > You hate the quotes, but they are valid. Tough turds if they
> > puncture your preconceptions or piss off your filter.
> Quotes are never valid if they are taken out of essential context.
> Please provide us with the full context of the quotes (the full texts
> from which they were extracted), and we will be able to see in fact
> whether your extractions are valid.
Notice that the source media outlets and the authors of the quotes are included with them as documentation. And what if the full, 50-year-old articles are not available online? I will try to obtain them for you, but the quotes themselves are explicit and univocal enough that I fail to see how alternative interpretations of what they most plainly say is possible. I will list them again, however, to furnish you a chance to attempt to dream up just such alternative interpretations as would somewhat salve your troubled-by-an-unpalatable-truth soul.
"The fact that there are these refugees is the direct consequence of
the act of the Arab states in opposing partition and the Jewish
state. The Arab states agree upon this policy unanimously and
they must share in the solution of the problem."
“ Emile Ghoury, secretary of the Palestinian Arab Higher Committee, in an interview with the Beirut Telegraph Sept. 6, 1948.
"The Arab state which had encouraged the Palestine Arabs to
leave their homes temporarily in order to be out of the way of the
Arab invasion armies, have failed to keep their promise to help
“ The Jordanian daily newspaper Falastin, Feb. 19, 1949.
"Who brought the Palestinians to Lebanon as refugees, suffering
now from the malign attitude of newspapers and communal
leaders, who have neither honor nor conscience? Who brought
them over in dire straits and penniless, after they lost their honor?
The Arab states, and Lebanon amongst them, did it."
“ The Beirut Muslim weekly Kul-Shay, Aug. 19, 1951.
"The 15th May, 1948, arrived ... On that day the mufti of
Jerusalem appealed to the Arabs of Palestine to leave the country,
because the Arab armies were about to enter and fight in their
“ The Cairo daily Akhbar el Yom, Oct. 12, 1963.
"For the flight and fall of the other villages it is our leaders who
are responsible because of their dissemination of rumors
exaggerating Jewish crimes and describing them as atrocities in
order to inflame the Arabs ... By spreading rumors of Jewish
atrocities, killings of women and children etc., they instilled fear
and terror in the hearts of the Arabs in Palestine, until they fled
leaving their homes and properties to the enemy."
“ The Jordanian daily newspaper Al Urdun, April 9, 1953.
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