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Slightly biased view.
on 4 January 2016
The writer would like to leave us with the impression of being fair to both sides; however there is some bias favouring the Palestinian one. He or she points out that Jerusalem is the 3rd most sacred city in Islam, but not that it is the only sacred city in Judaism. Jews face Jerusalem when they pray, Moslems face Mecca. It is also not pointed out that the Al Aqsa mosque is built on the foundation of the destroyed Jewish temple.
The palestinians were expelled from the House with the Lemon Tree. However many were advised over the radio that the Israelis would massacre them and that they should leave and that the Arab counties fighting Israel would return them after throwing all the Israelis into the sea. The Israelis acted oportunistically and usually left an escape route. It is also interesting to note that many Arabs remained in Israel without being expelled or harmed.
Otherwise the book provides a very sad story of how two related peoples have suffered and become enemies. The Palestinians want to return to Israel and make it an Arab country. Could the Jewish Israelis of Arab origin return to the Arab countries and homes and trees they were expelled from.after the establishment of Israel? My family came from Baghdad and many of them live in Israel. Would anyone seriously consider inviting them to return to Baghdad?