Friday, March 14, 2008

Abbas Accuses Israel of Ethnic Cleansing

In an ironic twist, Mahmoud Abbas, an Arab Palestinian and President of the Palestinian Authority has announced that Israel has implemented programs that are aimed at forcing Palestinians to leave. This use of the term "ethnic cleansing," is intended to embarrass the Jewish state (recalling memories of the Holocaust) and foster international sympathy. Yet this ethnic cleansing is a far cry from what was seen in the war between Serbia and Croatia, Bosnia, or even the stated intent of the Arab Nations ("to wipe Israel off the map"). Mr. Abbas doesn't seem to understand the concept of ethnic cleansing, and he hopes you don't either.

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