I have some reservations about this article, although it is worth a read. Mainly, I dislike that it seems to argue that it doesn’t matter that Arab Jews were expelled from their homelands, because the ethnic tension that caused them to leave was quite possibly stirred up by Mossad anyway. For a start, Arab Jews are not the same as Mossad. Also, it is totally unjust that Arab Jews should’ve had to leave their homes because of the shenanigans of Mossad… Of course I agree that the Israeli state is using the issue cynically, because that’s all they do. Trying to predicate justice for Palestinians on justice for Arab Jews is shitty - obviously Palestinians are not responsible for the crimes of other Arab governments; how could they be? The situations are also different in that, by and large, the present situations of the two groups are totally different (Palestinians under siege in Gaza, living under military occupation in the West Bank and apartheid in Israel, in refugee camps around the Middle East… as compared to life as a Jew in Israel, if not the most privileged group). Nonetheless, I disagree with the denial that an injustice occurred here, too, or attempts to undermine it (because this article isn’t a denial, as such, I just think it veers too close to one as it seeks to explain why the two situations are not the same and the Palestinian struggle shouldn’t be derailed for this). So… yep. Those are the thoughts I wanted to add to this!