Perpetual Refugeehood

9 12 2011

Israel has been accused for over 60 years of causing a Palestinian “refugee problem”. What is the true story?

First, in 1948, all residents of the Holy Land were called Palestinians, including the large and growing Jewish population. The name had stuck from Roman times when Rome renamed the area Palestine to try to stamp out the name of Israel (see Psalm 83:1-5 below). Israel’s popular newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, was called The Palestine Post before 1948 without any contradiction at that time. (See May 16, 1948 photo at bottom of this blog.) Update: Newt Gingrich on Palestinians – “Invented People”.

Second, those who fled Israel in 1948 were told to leave by their own leaders, so the Arab armies could destroy Israel. Then they could come home in a few days or weeks. When Israel won the war, the Arabs decided to keep the refugees in perpetual “refugeehood”. It was not the choice of the refugees, they are the victims. It was the choice of the Arab nations who refused to resettle them or  assimilate them.

Do not keep silent, O God! ​​Do not hold Your peace, and do not be still, O God! ​​For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. ​​They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,​​That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” ​​For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You. Psalm 83:1-5

As we approach the Hanukkah season, we need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but we also need to speak up for the truth. Pass along the link to this page to your friends. We must oppose revisionist history. Tell the true story about the perpetual refugees. Lovers of truth will thank you.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)



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