Reading Critique VIII

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Mohamed Rajani Dr. Anita Rapone HON 308 March 16, 2009 Reading Critique VIII The 1948 war that led to the creation of the state of Israel had some dire consequences for the people of Palestine. Let down by the mediocre Arab leadership, and combined with the violent Zionist resolve for statehood, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians found themselves homeless and running for their lives. Authors Noam Chomsky and Benny Morrison have condemned the uncoordinated Arab response to the Zionist’s quest for statehood. And while authors such as Charles Smith and Peter Hahn have mostly concentrated on the political implications of the conflict in their books, Ilan Pappe, author of A History of Modern Palestine, looks at the enormous social implications of the Arab-Israeli showdown. Life as refugees was extremely difficult for the Palestinians. Driven out of their homelands, the Palestinian’s depended on United Nations aid in the various refugee camps in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. These countries, while generous enough to accommodate the
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