The origins and history of the palestinian refugees

Successive British governments regularly condemned Jewish settlement as "illegal". A period of chaos and Mongol invasions followed until c. There Was Never A Country Called Palestine If you consider Palestine to be a "Sovereign" and "Independent" country that goes back through most of recorded history as many would have you to believe, then a few questions need to be answered: We will do everything in our power to maintain peace, and establish a cooperation gainful to both [Jews and Arabs].

Indeed, the correct geographic name of the Land of Israel is Canaan, not "Palestine" a Roman invention, as we will see later.

The Real Palestinian Refugee Crisis

I support compulsory transfer. During the Israeli War of Independence, the local Arab armies and leaders identified with Syria, Jordan, and Egypt and thought of themselves as such. Israel became a nation in BCE, two thousand years before the rise of Islam.


Following the death of King Herod, the Romans seized it and it then became a Roman province. On the other side, nothing is said about the Jewish refugees that were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

The Palestinian Refugees: History & Overview

Judea had become a client state of Rome. Why every historic document mentions the Jews as the native inhabitants, and the Greeks, Romans and others as foreigners dwelling in Judea, but not any Palestinian people, neither as native nor as foreigner?

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough". Where was that "ancient" people in the mid XIX century c. Sincethe sovereign State of Israel has guaranteed asylum and citizenship to Jewish refugees, while the self-declared State of Palestine remains unable to absorb the Palestinian refugees, due to lack of de facto sovereignty over its claimed territories.

How can an Arab people have a western name instead of one in their own language? In the past, governments led by nationalists e.

Palestinian refugees

They made repatriation a precondition for negotiations, something Israel rejected. On May 14,crowds of Arabs stood by the roads leading to the frontiers of Palestine, enthusiastically welcoming the advancing armies.

Tens of thousands of Arab men, women and children fled toward the eastern outskirts of the city in cars, trucks, carts, and afoot in a desperate attempt to reach Arab territory until the Jews captured Rushmiya Bridge toward Samaria and Northern Palestine and cut them off.

The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in is estimated to be around ,Syria was an asylum for many of the refugees from Palestine, Iraq and other countries.

It was the largest refugee hosting country in the first decade of this century. The clouds of misery appeared. Religion, Politics, and the Origin of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H.

Joffe (New York: Palgrave Macmillan: ) pp. The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. By Jews for Justice in the Middle East Published in Berkeley, CA, Jews for Justice has made this excellent resource available to people around the world. Refugee population by country or territory of origin United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Statistics Database, Statistical Yearbook and data files, complemented by statistics on Palestinian refugees under the mandate of the UNRWA as published on its website.

The Real Palestinian Refugee Crisis. Asaf Romirowsky. Executive Director, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East click for full bio >> it is the result of the agency’s own definition of a Palestinian refugee—which is unique in world history. The standard definition of a refugee. Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the West Bank are organized according to a refugee family's village or place of origin.

Among the first things that children born in the camps learn is the name of their village of origin.

The origins and history of the palestinian refugees
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