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Re: Justice for Palestine: Tear Down the Apartheid Wall

"I don't think Benny Morris is a good source. The 650,000 Palestinian ARABS who left in 1947-48 largely fled on the advice of their Islamic leaders. Very few were "driven out". Those who stayed, were not killed or raped. Israel is 20% Arab as a result."

The fact that you say "very few were driven out" should be an indication that something did occur. Here is the Haaretz interview with Morris:

"How do you know where the barrier is going to go when the Israeli govt. has not released the final plans for the barrier? Of the location for the barrier which has already been announced, only 13,000 Palestinians (out of 3.2 million) will be on the "wrong" side of the barrier. The barrier is purely defensive and is not meant to harm the Palestinian economy in any way. Any harm done in this way, is purely accidental."

From a New York Review article (2/04) by Henry Siegman in which he states "Sharon has approved the continuation of the fence to enclose Palestinians along the eastern (Jordanian) border as well":
You can also see maps of the fence here:

Here is an exchange between Morris and Siegman:

"UN resolution 242 called for Israel to withdraw from "lands" not from "all lands". They have complied by minor modifications from the Green Line in order to protect as many Jewish citizens as possible from Palestinian terror attacks."

I believe this point (the language used in the resolution) was addressed elsewhere on this site:

"Israel has not and will never "remove the Palestinians from the land." How can you bash Israel for something they are capable of doing (militarily) but have not done?"

I am not bashing Israel. I am discussing historical and contemporary events and documents. As you yourself have said:

"Saying criticism equals hating one's country makes as much sense as saying a parent who puts their child on time-out hates that child."

I beleive that this statement could be expanded to 'saying criticism equals hating *Israel or Israelis* makes as much sense as saying a parent who puts their child on time-out hates that child.

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