More Zionist Myths about Israel ExposedYou wrote, "As I recall from history, it was the Grand Mufti who told the Muslims to leave, so that the five Arab armies that were going to attack Israel could slaughter the Jews without hitting any Muslims. After all the Jews were dead, or driven into the sea, the Muslims could then return and take back all of Israel."
That myth was exposed over 40 years ago by British writer Erskine Childers. Israeli archives, available since the the 80's, also expose this as a myth.
"The myth of the radio broadcast was important to us because, if followed to its logical conclusion, it allowed all the blame to be placed on the refugees themselves." --Yeshiva University Commentator
It is another self-serving myth, just like the "land without a people, for a people without a land" myth. The bottom line is the Zionists wanted to ethnically cleanse Palestine in order to achieve an overwhelming majority population of Jews to establish a Jewish supremacist state and this was the plan going back to the father of Zionism who insisted that "Immigration is consequently futile unless based on an assured supremacy "
And what about the thousands of non-Jews who didn't leave and yet still had their homes and land stolen? In the first 8 years, the Jewish State took away a staggering 50% of all the land owned by Palestinians remaining in Israel. The shocking fact is some 39,000 Palestinians who never left were robbed anyway! "Israel seized property and land from some 39,000 Palestinians who escaped expulsion and remained in Israel. It was never retuned, and these individuals never received compensation although they are citizens of Israel." (see endnote 67 of The Palestinians: In Search of a Just Peace by Cheryl A. Rubenberg )
Israel was accepted into the United Nations on condition that it accept the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees. Israel stated it agreed to comply with the Right of Return but after it got itself into the UN it refused to honor it.
We know it is hard to accept emotionally, but in this case the Jewish people are in the wrong. We took most of Palestine by force from the Arabs and blamed the victims for resisting their dispossession. Jews for Justice