Rashida Tlaib, far-left Democrat Congressmuslim from Michigan introduced a resolution Monday calling for U.S. recognition of the “Nakba,” a term meaning “catastrophe” that is typically used by Palestinians to refer to the establishment of the state of Israel.
FOX News The resolution was submitted a week and a half after Israeli Independence Day, which coincides with Palestinian commemoration of Nakba Day. It calls for the U.S. to “commemorate the Nakba through official recognition and remembrance,” while claiming that this “refers not only to a historical event but to an ongoing process of Israel’s expropriation of Palestinian land and its dispossession of the Palestinian people that continues to this day.”
Below are the Muslim talking points about the so-called “catastrophe”
- The European Jews should not have been there in the first place
- The international community had no right to partition the land
- Arabs and Jews lived in peace before Zionism
- Israel is European reparation for the Holocaust
- Zionism is racism
- Zionist intention was always to get rid of the Arabs
- Jewish acceptance of the partition was bogus
- Once partition was announced, Jewish militia began to clean out Arab towns
- The Jews had a plan to ethnically cleanse all of Palestine
- Jewish forces were well armed and met almost no resistance
- The massacres were deliberate, numerous and one-sided
- The Jews did to Arabs what Nazis did to the Jews
- The Arabs did not want conflict
- Arab states came to help the Arabs in the mandate area by sending armies
- The Jews took this opportunity to carry on with the ethnic cleansing
- Because of international military and financial support, the Jews won
- Most of the Arabs were expelled and 500-700 towns were emptied and destroyed
“The Palestinian people since the 48 Nakba have been living under oppression and violent racism. Silence + blank checks enables more death and violence,” Tlaib tweeted, referencing the year Israel was created and recognized via a U.N. resolution, and U.S. financial support for the Jewish state.
The resolution claims that Palestinians opposed the U.N.’s 1947 recommendation to partition the territory then known as Palestine into two states, one for Arabs and one for Jews. It falsely states that prior to Israel declaring independence on May 14, 1948, hundreds of thousands of Arabs had fled their homes “often after attacks by Zionist militias.
Tlaib’s resolution ignores the the fact that the Arab leaders ordered the people to leave their homes, vowing that five Arab armies were ready to attack and would destroy the Jewish state within a few days, after which they could all come back. The Arabs used residential areas to attack Israel.
The resolution also characterizes the conflict differently than the U.S. State Department’s (never a friend of Israel) Office of the Historian, which states that after the U.N. resolution, “fighting began with attacks by bands of Arabs… against Jewish cities, settlements and armed forces.”
Below is Tlaib spewing all the usual lies about Israel and the so-called Palestinians on the al-Qaeda media network: Al-Jazeera..
There are a few vitally important details in the Nakba narrative, such as Zionism is a racist endeavour built by European Jews, and that European Jews had no place in Palestine. These elements are fundamental pillars upon which the rest of the tale is built. The pure Nakba narrative is an ahistorical, hard-core anti-Zionist position. It is not possible to build a bridge between a Jewish state and those pushing the Nakba narrative. It can be well argued that this was always the intent – just as with the refugees, to create an environment of perpetual conflict.
This is closer to what really happened.
- Arabs rejected partition into two states
- Arabs began to violently attack Jews almost immediately
- Threats to commit genocide against Jews were published in Arab capitals
- There were reprisals and counter reprisals in civil fighting
- Five Arab armies entered the area from January 1948
- Full civil conflict started
- Many Arabs fled (approx 70-100k), at the behest of Arab leaders, before the fighting intensified
- The first part of the Jews battle was almost exclusively defensive
- The Jewish Defense forces suffered unsustainable losses which led to a rethink in strategy
- There were Arab villages which were hostile and some that remained passive
- Casualty figures between the two sides were roughly even throughout the civil conflict
- By April the Jews urgently needed to prepare for the full invasion of the Arab armies
- The stated Arab intention was to eradicate the Jewish state and in areas they won- Jews were completely ethnically cleansed
- The Arabs eventually lost, leaving 100,000s of Arab refugees who had left, unable to return
- Efforts during armistice talks to repatriate some of the refugees failed