By Rich Armbach
December 4, 2011
It is you that reject the definition Adv, the actual one not the one you made up in your head.
But while we are on the subject of myths, it may be an opportune time to revisit another.
The recurring claim that the the 750,000 Arabs that left what is now Israel at the time Israel declared its independence was on account of an appeal by the Arab governments for Arabs to temporarily evacuate the area, to which they could return when "the Jews have been driven into the sea " is .....well....a fairy tale
No such order was ever found in any release by the Arab League or in any military communique.
In fact the evidence in the Arab press and radio of the time is to the contrary.Except for towns like Haifa , already captured by the Jews, the Arab League ordered the Palestinians to stay where they were, and stringent punitive measures were reported against those attempting to flee the country.
Even Jewish broadcasts , in Hebrew, mentioned these Arab orders to remain.
Azzam Pasha, Abdullah,and the various " National Committees " appealed repeatedly to the arabs not to leave their homes.
The Ramallah commander of of the Arab Legion threatened to confiscate the property and blow up the houses of Arabs that left without permission.
Whatever the reasons for them leaving were they didn't include this one.