' Partition of India: My memoriesIn 1947, when India split from Pakistan, millions of people were forced to leave their homes because of inter-religious violence.Muslims trekked to Pakistan and Hindus travelled to India.'
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Partition of India: My memories - BBC News
Tucked away on the BBC is this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28789262 article about the partition of India into India and Pakistan.
Nobody at the BBC seems to see the parallels between what happened in India and Pakistan in 1947 and what should have happened in Israel in 1948. In 1922 Jordan was created as yet another home for Arabs and on 70% of the land previously promised to Israel. So if at almost the same time as in India, rather than try and create yet another Arab country, the international community had moved those Muslim Arabs, who didn't want to live in a predominantly Jewish state, to the state that had been setup for them 25 years previously, how much future bloodshed would have been avoided?
In India and Pakistan millions of people moved many hundreds of miles, yet no refugee camps existed by the late 1950s. Yet because Muslim Arab nations use the Palestinians as a weapon against the existence of a majority Jewish state on 'Muslim land', Palestinians still live to this day in refugee camps in Jordan and The Lebanon.
By way of contrast, the 858,000 Jews who had to flee Muslim countries across the Middle East and North Africa 1948-1950 were integrated into Israeli society very quickly. There were more Jewish refugees than Palestinian but the Jewish ones became Israeli citizens whilst the Palestinians were refused citizenship of Jordan the country created for them 25 years previously.
It's strange how the BBC never report this history, I suppose it doesn't fit their anti Israel narrative.