2. Had the Arabs peacefully accepted the Partition, then an independent and self determining Palestinian Arab State would have celebrated it's 64th birthday this year. Instead, just as there was no Palestinian State ever in existence 64 years ago, there is still none today. And the same intransigence that rejected Israel all those years ago, is the same intransigence that has kept the Palestinian Arabs stateless to this very day.
3 . Daan appears to have left out additional facts from his linked sources which bring additional context beyond his all obsessive demonizing of only one country in existence:
more from Daan's pre-approved sourceBen-Gurion was Israel's George Washington, and just as we know that Washington and other US founding fathers were slave-holders and that Washington destroyed the towns of the Iroquois, it's hard to find a founding father of any country born in war who did not order ruthless acts.
...But when I raised similar facts (and worse) about the man who would have been the Palestinians' George Washington, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem – who was actively allied with Hitler and advocated genocide against the Jews – [anti-Zionists] wouldn't hear of it, downplayed his role and called me nasty names. Not all but most of these quotes came after the Arabs had launched their violent efforts to crush the Yishuv in late '47 and then to destroy the State of Israel after its declaration of independence in May '48; it's not surprising that B-G would say some hyperbolic things after the Arabs had irrevocably shown their hand by launching their attacks.
1. The Jews were engaged in a life or death struggle with the Arabs of Palestine, mostly because of the choice of the latter.
2. Selected quotes of one leader are not representative of an entire spectrum of parties and factions that equally saw themselves as "Zionist." (They might not even be so representative of his movement or even of him; they were uttered in times of extreme pressure.)
3. When is the bigotry, intolerance, ignorance and violence of the Arab world going to become PC for the left to examine honestly and completely?