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Carbide Quit India Week

RINA NISSIM (June 3) after acknowledging that "the creation of the state of Israel has been at the root of the deportation and oppression of the Palestinians" proceeds curiously to argue that "the formation of Israel is not very much more artificial than the creation of many other states". In our century, however, there is no other state created on land where the residing inhabitants were forced to flee, those remaining behind reduced in their own homeland to a "tolerated but essentially foreign element" ruled under military law for 18 years, their land seized, their travel restricted, etc. It is disingenuous to compare Palestinian refugees in the Arab world with Muslims who migrated to Pakistan. The Arab countries and the Palestinians did not want Palestine to be partitioned. Rather the partition was imposed by the Great Powers.

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