NYT op-ed describing Israel as a place of refuge is missing the word, Palestinians
Date Written: 09/02/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22463
A rebuke by author Levine to the New York Times op-ed written by Susan Silverman titled "How Did Israel Become A Place of No Refuge?".
Jews, who have experienced expulsion and exile during most of their existence, she complains, should precisely be the people who welcome others who experienced the same fate.
But this is where my answer to her rhetorical question comes into play: we are the people who expelled over three quarters of a million people in our war of conquest in 1948, shooting thousands on sight as they merely attempted to return to their homes (see Benny Morris, Border Wars), and creating the longest continuous refugee crisis in the world today. Notice the word "Palestinian" appears nowhere in her oped.