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Causes of Events: Causes of the 1948 Palestinian Exodus, Causes of the United States Housing Bubble, Causes of the Great Depression Books LLC

Causes of Events: Causes of the 1948 Palestinian Exodus, Causes of the United States Housing Bubble, Causes of the Great Depression

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Published August 18th 2011
ISBN : 9781157625292
Paperback
38 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Causes of the 1948 Palestinian exodus, Causes of the United States housing bubble, Causes of the Great Depression, Rise of the New Imperialism, Causes of the May Revolution, Causes of the French Revolution, Motives for the September 11 attacks, Causes of inflation in Trinidad and Tobago. Excerpt: The causes and explanations of the exodus of Palestinian Arabs that arose during the 1947-1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War are a matter of great controversy between historians and journalists, and of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In the first decades after the exodus two diametrically opposed schools of analysis could be distinguished. In the words of Erskine Childers: Israel claims that the Arabs left because they were ordered to, and deliberately incited into panic, by their own leaders who wanted the field cleared for the 1948 war, while The Arabs charge that their people were evicted at bayonet-point and by panic deliberately incited by the Zionists. Glazer summarizes the position of Zionist historians, notably Schechtman, Kohn, Jon Kymche and Syrkin, as saying that: ...the Arabs in Palestine were asked to stay and live as citizens in the Jewish state. Instead, they chose to leave, either because they were unwilling to live with the Jews, or because they expected an Arab military victory which would annihilate the Zionists. They thought they could leave temporarily and return at their leisure. Later, an additional claim was put forth, namely that the Palestinians were ordered to leave, with radio broadcasts instructing them to quit their homes. Zionist historians generally attribute the Arab leaders alleged calls for a mass evacuation to the period before the proclamation of Israeli statehood. They generally believe that, after that period, expulsion became standard policy and was ...