Oppression in the Middle East
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Oppression in the Middle East: A little-talked-about reality

The only country in the Middle East where a Palestinian cannot be a doctor, businessman, or engineer is Lebanon. A surprise? If so, you’ll be interested to read it. Israelis are often told that their country is to blame for the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians. These charges are serious, because genocide and ethnic cleansing are among the most heinous crimes that a person can commit.

More than just numbers

Evidence is needed to refute such accusations. If the accusation is false, then the bigger the crime, the easier it is to refute it. To do this, you need to start with numbers. For example, in 1948, there were 160,000 Arabs living in Israel; today, there are already 2 million of them. In Palestine, the situation is similar: in 1967, 350,000 people lived in the Gaza Strip, and now-2 million. The West Bank was home to about 600,000 people in 1967, and today it is home to about 3 million. Over the years, the population has only grown. These numbers don’t look like genocide, right?

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Resettlement and discrimination

By comparison, the number of Jews in Arab countries is extremely small. For example, in Egypt in the 1940s there were 100,000 Jews, and now there are only 3. Algeria had 140,000 Jews in 1948, Iraq had 150,000 Jews, Lebanon had 6,000 Jews, Libya had 35,000 Jews, and now it’s zero. The number of Jews living in Gaza is also zero. These data clearly show the direction of ethnic cleansing.

The number of Jewish refugees from Arab countries is estimated by various sources at about 800-900 thousand people, and the property they left behind – from 100 to 300 billion dollars. 

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There are many examples of genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Middle East, including Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. With the exception of Israel, the Jews have become an almost extinct people in the Middle East. There are so many things to tell – Armenians, Assyrians, Copts, Yezidis, Zoroastrians, Balakhs, Jews, Christians.

In 1991, after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, 400,000 Palestinians were forced to leave Kuwait. Many of them supported Saddam and were exiled after the war.

The Armenian Genocide occurred during the First World War. It is estimated that 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Turks. Why is this important? Because it defined the persecution of Christians throughout the Middle East.

These stories are not told in universities and are not heard in the media. It is important.

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