850.000 Jews were expelled from Arab Muslim nations when Israel became a Jewish state. This refugee problem is the real Nakba, forgotten by United Nations and the World.
There is more than one «Middle East Refugee problem». Along with the Palestinian refugees who were begged to stay in Israel, there were the Jews in Arab nations some 850,000 of them that were thrown out of Arab countries.
Those are the refugees that no one talks about. When the UN was a fair organization, the Jewish Refugees were given the same status as the Arab ones.
On two occasions, in 1957 and again in 1967, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) determined that Jews fleeing from Arab countries were refugees who fell within the mandate of the UNHCR.
«Another emergency problem is now arising: that of refugees from Egypt. There is no doubt in my mind that those refugees from Egypt who are not able,or not willing to avail themselves of the protection of the Government of their nationality fall under the mandate of my office».
Mr. Auguste Lindt, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Report of the UNREF Executive Committee, Fourth Session – Geneva 29 January to 4 February, 1957.
«I refer to our recent discussion concerning Jews from Middle Eastern and North African countries in consequence of recent events. I am now able to inform you that such persons may be considered prima facie within the mandate of this Office».
Dr. E. Jahn, Office of the UN High Commissioner, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Document No. 7/2/3/Libya, July 6, 1967
Source: A blogger
What is the «Naquba» in the first place?
When Israel celebrate their independence day, some Arab Muslim citizens of Israel have a day of mourning, a day they call «The disaster». All who hate Israel in the Middle East morn this day, a torn in the eye of “allah”.
The Jews who fled for their life during their expulsion from Arab Muslim nations in the years 1948 onwards. If they have to be re-located, where do President Obama, Hamas and Fatah want them to go?
They can hardly go back to the country from where they came from. In the Islamic World their properties have been confiscated, their bank accounts closed, and they have lost their right both to practice their religion, and even to have a citizenship.
Hitler had a solution to the Jewish problem. Hamas have a simple answer:
«Let us throw them into the ocean».
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a different view. He is basically happy that the Jews are gathered in Israel. If they had to go back to all the countries where they lived in exile, he would not be able to nuke them all.
What a mad, mad world we live in.
First published: June 13th 2009.
Written by Ivar