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Jewish initiatives to improve the infrastructure of Jerusalem for the benefit of all inhabitants
The village of Lifta is often described by Israel haters as a wealthy, historically palestinian village that was ethnically cleansed by Israel. But what's the truth?
I've dealt with it before: contrary to the palestinian Arab narrative, the land was a desolate mess before the mass immigration of Jews returning to their indigenous homeland. But it never hurts to provide more proof.
The term "Palestinian" to refer to the Arabs who were living here pre-1948, as well as their descendants, is a relatively recent invention. Here's another example showing this.
When the New York Times reported factually
There was a time the New York Times would never have dreamed of writing something like this
A revealing and important read
More proof there was no separate “palestinian” identity, and that the Arabs in the area considered themselves part of Syria.
Some more historical context you need to know about
From almost 80 years ago
More illuminating reports from the New York Times back in the day
British Pathé news story on the respective reactions of the Jews and Arabs to the partition plan