By Avi Abelow @aviabelow
“Not every palestinian (Arab) is a refugee” – Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations
This one line exposes the biggest financial and moral scam of the 20th/21st century.
Hear the fabulous interview that Nikki Haley gave to Greta Van Susteren about the US cut to financial aid to UNRWA
Here are some key “Did you know” questions to ask yourself about this issue:
Did you know that the United Nations has two refugee organizations, one to resettle refugees from all over the world and a second one to feed, educate, and take care of the “palestinian refugees”, basically fueling the conflict for generation after the generation? Does that make any sense to you?
Did you also know that the palestinian Arabs are the only refugee population whose refugee status passes generation to generation? They differ in this aspect from all other refugee populations from around the world. Any other refugee is only that generation removed from their homes, yet their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are no longer refugees, so over time the refugee population shrinks. Yet, even though between 650,000-850,000 palestinian Arabs lost their homes in the Jewish-Arab/Muslim conflict in 1948, today UNRWA counts more than 5 million refugees! If you want to be even more infuriated, recently it has been reported that the US State Department is hiding a study that actually records the real number of refugees, assessed to only be about 20,000.
Finally, did you know that India/Pakistan was created around the same time as Israel. At that time, the British Empire did a population transfer between the two new countries. Around 5 million Hindus and Shiks were removed from Pakistan and transfered to India and switched for around 5 million Muslims who were removed from India and transfereed to Pakistan.
This information is important because during that same time period, while the Arabs lost their homes in Israel, an equal amount of Jews were expelled from Arab/Muslim countries and they became citizens of Israel. So in a sense a population transfer took place between Israel and the Arab/Muslim countries. That would have been the just solution. However, the Arab/Muslim countries forbid the Arab refugees from Israel to be given citizenship, and instead remain as refugees!
The final point is the really infuriating issue. The Arabs lost their homes because the Arab/Muslim world waged war against Israel. Israel did not want to go to war. She just wanted to exist as the homeland for the Jewish people. But, in order to defend herself from the onslaught of six Arab/Muslim armies, Israel had to defend herself in a defensive war. The so-called palestinian Arab “refugees” lost their homes in a war started by their Arab/Muslim brethren. The Arab/Muslim world should be held responsible for repatriating their brether who lost their homes, yet they have managed to convince the world that Israel is responsible.
It is good that the world finally has a leadership able to call out the lies in the narrative of the “palestinian refugees”.
Organizational psychologist/management consultant turned Movie Producer (“Home Game” on Gush Katif), Avi is now CEO of 12Tribe Films, a business specializing in video and social media marketing for Israel. You can also follow my mobile updates on Telegram: https://t.me/aviabelowupdates