"In 1948-1949, seven Arab nations invaded Israel, and along with local Arab terrorists of that era, killed over 6,000 Jews - one percent of Israel's population. Moreover, Israeli Jews begged the Arabs to stay and live peacefully together in Israel in 1948. British police reports from the British headquarters in Haifa Israel at the time confirmed: 'Every effort is being made by the Jews to persuade the Arab populace to stay and carry on with their normal lives, to get their shops and their businesses open and to be assured that their lives and interests will be safe.'
Many Arabs did stay, and are judges, Knesset members, doctors and citizens of Israel today.
The opera also ignores the fact that the 'Arab refugee problem' was predominantly created by the Arab High Committee (AHC) and the leaders of seven neighboring Arab states (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen). The Arab leaders urged Arab civilians to temporarily leave Israeli areas so that the invading Arab nations' 1948-1949 war to annihilate Israel's Jews could proceed unencumbered by a local Arab civilian population."
Activist emails sent to my list are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch. May their memories serve as a blessing.
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