Chomsky Shows Israel’s History ISN’T as Mass Media Claims

See What Israel Really Did in 1948. NOTE: This is a critical fact often omitted when the history is presented and this leads to a very distorted view of what happened in 1948. The misleading story often told is that “Jews declared Israel and then they were attacked.” The fact is from November 1947 to May 1948 the Zionists were already on the offensive and had already attacked Arabs. In the months before Israel was declared, the Zionists had driven 300000 non-Jews off their land. In the months before Israel was declared, the Zionists had seized land beyond the proposed Jewish State. Here are some sources: “The Zionists were by far the more powerful and better organized force, and by May 1948, when the state of Israel was formally established, about 300000 Palestinians already had been expelled from their homes or had fled the fighting, and the Zionists controlled a region well beyond the area of the original Jewish state that had been proposed by the UN. 62 Now it’s then that Israel was attacked by its neighbors – in May 1948; it’s then, after the Zionists had taken control of this much larger part of the region and hundreds of thousands of civilians had been forced out, not before.” pp. 131-132 Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East by David Hirst “By May, its armies had taken over parts of the territory assigned to the Palestinian

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