Monday, February 28, 2011

Gripping story......

of Jewish refugees from Moslem lands.  The book is "In Ishmael's House" by Sir Martin Gilbert.  It tells the history of the Jews in Moslem, mostly Arab lands and how they were treated.  Sometimes they thrived but often they were persecuted.  It's no wonder they wanted a country of their own where they wouldn't be treated as second class citizens and at the mercy of others.  He ends by saying that peace in the Middle East while recognizing the rights of Palestinian refugees must also recognize the rights of Jewish refugees from Arab lands....some 850,000 of them in the years after the 1948 Israeli war.  It's a sad story.

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