Bob Ryan

Israel has never ethnically cleansed Arabs

Even before Israel became a state, the Arab world and northern Africa attempted to ethnically cleanse their nations of Jews. There were Jewish cities dating back millennia, where no Jewish people remain.

Despite the poor treatment resulting in the deaths and forced removal of their homes leaving survivors nowhere to go except Israel, Israel has never sought vengeance through ethnic cleansing of anyone.

From the moment of her birth, there have always been Israeli Arab Christians and Muslims who have been free to worship. They take part in everything from business to government with nothing out of their reach.

Despite numerous terrorist attacks, there has never been reprisal via forced removal. There is absolutely no evidence to support the ridiculous claim that Israel has ethnically cleansed anyone. It has never happened.

In order to find out just how vacuous the charge of ethnic cleansing is, it is important to understand how it is defined. Words do have meaning and cannot simply be forced to fit as those who hate wish.

According to Britannica, ethnic cleansing is:

“the attempt to create ethnically homogenous geographic areas through the deportation or forcible displacement of persons belonging to particular ethnic groups. Ethnic cleansing sometimes involves the removal of all physical vestiges of the targeted group through the destruction of monuments, cemeteries, and houses of worship.”

There is strong evidence of this happening to the Jewish people. But not one instance of Israel forcibly displacing anyone or destroying monuments. The Dome of the Rock, Christian churches, mosques, etc., all still stand.

From Jewish Virtual Library, the population statistics of Israel was:

“In the last year, the population increased by 1.9%. The Jewish population is 7,020,000 (73.8%) and roughly 2,007,000 (21.1%) are Arabs. Those identified as “others” (non-Arab Christians, Baha’i, Samaritans, Karaite Jews, Seventh-day Adventists, Messianic Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who identify themselves as Jewish but do not satisfy the Orthodox Jewish definition of “Jewish” the government uses for civil procedures) make up 5% of the population (478,000 people).”

With over 2 million Arabs living freely in Israel, where is the evidence of the ethnic cleansing? The evidence to support the claim does not exist, since it never happened.

Those who call themselves Palestinians, despite their being no actual Palestinian nation ever in all of recorded history, have not been ethnically cleansed by Israel. Were Arabs forced into Jordan by Israel, the way the Jordanian military did to cleanse Jordan?

There has never been a Black September that occurred in Israel. Those atrocities were committed by Jordanian forces, not Israeli.

Israel has not been around a particularly long time compared to other nations. Her birth happened during a time when everything was recorded for the world to see. Not once, has Israel committed a similar vulgarity to what Jordan did.

Other nations have committed ethnic cleansing, or attempted to, in the recent past and continues to this day.

From the ADL:

“In recent decades, there have been numerous episodes of ethnic cleansing campaigns by governments, including against the Kurds, several groups during the Bosnian conflict, Darfurians, the Rohingya, the Uighurs and others, aimed at expelling or forcibly assimilating these groups. Israel’s actions and intentions simply do not fall into the same category as these horrific episodes in human history.”

All those events mentioned have been recorded for the world to witness. Not once has Israel ever done something similar.

Those who call themselves Palestinian have not been forced to go to Jordan, or any other Arab nation. The IDF has never ethnically cleansed any group. Not once has there been a recorded atrocity of that nature by the IDF.

The accusations do not fit the evidence. If Israel wanted to ethnically cleanse those who call themselves Palestinians, they would not be showing up for talks to create a two-state solution. They would have simply forced them all into Jordan, or some other Arab nation.

Israel has never done to others what others did and do to the Jewish people. Despite the ethnic cleansing that did happen to Jews, including Jordan that used to have Jewish populations prior to Jordan becoming a nation, Israel has never ethnically cleansed any group.

To claim Israel has committed the egregious act of ethnic cleansing is a blatant lie made by those who hate Jews and Israel for being the only Jewish nation. It is easily disproven through facts, since all the facts lie in Israel’s favor.

About the Author
Bob Ryan is a novelist of the future via science-fiction, dystopian or a combination of the two, and blogger of the past with some present added in on occasion. He believes the key to understanding the future is to understand the past, since human nature is an unchanging force. As any writer can attest, he spends a great deal of time researching numerous subjects. He is someone who seeks to strip away emotion in search of reason, since emotion clouds judgement. Bob is an American with an MBA in Business Administration. He is a gentile who supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. He is a Christian Zionist who knows God is calling His chosen home as foretold in prophecy.
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