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January 16, 2003

History of the transfer option

A new exodus for the Middle East? The headnote in this Guardian article

Rightwing Israelis are talking about 'transfer' - the expulsion of all Arabs. Shocking as it sounds, the idea once had support from British and Arab officials, reveals distinguished Israeli historian Benny Morris. And, continuing our series on the Arab-Israeli conflict, he argues the Middle East might now be at peace if Israel's first leader had driven out all the Palestinians in 1948
Read the article. You'll be surprised and rewarded.

Ted Belman tedbel@rogers.com