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Palestinians in other Arab states
Tragically, one of the biggest reasons the Palestinian refugees continue to suffer is because of how Arab countries have treated them.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/LMVh9Iwf6Xk?ecver=2

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Jewish Refugees
What people often forget in the discussion about refugees is the 850,000 Jews who fled or were expelled from Arab states, after facing centuries of oppression in the Middle East. Most of them found safety in Israel - their ancestral homeland.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UDmrDMrNk7k?ecver=2

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Two Narratives, Same Day
The 1948 War is seen as the War of Independence by most Israelis and as the Nakba (Catastrophe) by Palestinians. This video offers context about that, as well as Palestinian and Jewish refugees

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OhQ7yfI0Nbo

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Some Important Context for Nakba Day
This video provides some important context about Nakba Day, the Palestinian refugee crisis, and the right of return.

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Final Status Issues in Negotiations
This is a good review of some of the main issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – borders, refugees, settlements, and Jerusalem.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/KNGAEvFWKzo

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Jewish refugees from Tunisia
In 1948 there were 105,000 Jews living in Tunisia. By 2011 there were only 1,000.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jewish-refugees-from-arab-countries

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Palestinian refugee crisis
According to historian Benny Morris, the most prominent scholar on this issue, responsibility for the Palestinian refugee crisis in 1948, "is split among [Israel], the Palestinians and the Arab countries – with enormous responsibility lying with the Palestinians who started the conflict."

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.748673

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The "ethnic cleansing" slander
According to Benny Morris, the most prominent historian on this issue, "ethnic cleansing was not carried out in Israel" during the 1948 War.

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.748673

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Refugees After WWII
Palestinians and Jews from Europe and the Middle East were far from the only refugees in the 1940s and 50s. Millions fled or were expelled from Eastern Europe after WWII, most of whom never returned to their homes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/refugees_01.shtml

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Pakistan-India partition refugees
The 1947 partition creating India and Pakistan resulted in 15 million refugees - roughly ten times more than the number of Palestinian and Jewish refugees from the Arab-Israeli conflict.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/06/29/the-great-divide-books-dalrymple

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Anti-Semitism in the Middle East
While Jews faced less persecution in the Middle East than in Europe, they were second class citizens at best and brutally oppressed at worst. This article is a great resource on the history of anti-Semitism in the Middle East.

http://assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/p10098.pdf

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African migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers
Israeli society is divided over the issue of migrants and asylum seekers from Eritrea, Sudan, and elsewhere. This article provides important context and perspectives on the situation:

http://honestreporting.com/unpacking-israels-african-migrant-dilemma/

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Palestinian President: Rejecting 1947 UN Partition Was a Mistake
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has admitted that Arab leaders made a mistake when they chose to go to war in 1947, instead of accepting the UN plan to create Jewish and Arab states living side by side in peace.

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Abbas-Arabs-erred-in-rejecting-1947-partition-plan

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JVP, BDS exploitation of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews
This is a powerful statement about how anti-Israel activists abuse and exploit the voices of Jews of color from the Middle East and North Africa.

http://www.jimena.org/sephardic-and-mizrahi-communal-response-to-jewish-voice-for-peace/?fbclid=IwAR0CjvOY9GS5oyZB0pva280Q4RzPPofYH1ei8T_7e2rjHLUIhgumOzaa_PI

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