Know Your History: Arabs Welcoming Jewish Immigration to Palestine (1921)

series where I bring to you news from the newspaper archives and historical documents to debunk common misconceptions about the Middle East conflict.

One of the narratives advanced by the palestinian Arabs and their supporters/Israel-haters is how the Zionists just came to the land and robbed the “indigenous palestinians.” Leaving aside the fact the Jews are the indigenous people of the land, I have also written before how the influx of returning Jews benefited also the local population.

What you may not have known is how some of the local population did not just benefit from the Jews, but actually recognized this fact. So much so, they made clear they welcomed Jewish immigration!

From The Sentinel, 25 February 1921


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media