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The Great Palestinian Book Robbery.


james toney

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Link to the Documentary,of which eyewitness accounts recall the events from the book robbery.

[video=youtube;myvobIkwkNM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myvobIkwkNM[/video]

Some 40,000 books,manuscripts and documents were stolen by Israel from Palestinian libraries,and homes,during the 1948 war.These books are of immense importance to the Palestinian culture,And should be returned to them.
It was only in 2008 when an Israeli PhD student stumbled across documents in the national archive that the full extent of the 'collection' policy was revealed.
Israel marked these books with the initials AP,meaning abandoned property,when in truth they were looted.

"Dramatic new light illuminates the disaster inflicted upon the Palestinian people and their culture in 1948. A particularly chilling document from March 1949 lists tens of Jerusalemites whose libraries were "collected" – it reads like a Who’s Who of the Palestinian cultural elite of the time.

For decades Zionist and Israeli propaganda described the Palestinians as “people without culture.” Thus, the victorious Israeli state took upon itself to civilise the Palestinians who remained within its borders at the end of the 1948 war. They were forbidden to study their own culture or to remember their immediate past; their memory was seen as a dangerous weapon that had to be suppressed and controlled."

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L'Chaim

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Reminds me of the Nazi book burning.
What a stupid post you posted. Read the OP and the link. It would appear that the documents and books are in the National archive. How can you possibly equate that with book burning. Admit it, all you wanted was an excuse to equate Israel/Jews with the Nazis.
 

bkeith

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Link to the Documentary,of which eyewitness accounts recall the events from the book robbery.

[video=youtube;myvobIkwkNM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myvobIkwkNM[/video]

Some 40,000 books,manuscripts and documents were stolen by Israel from Palestinian libraries,and homes,during the 1948 war.These books are of immense importance to the Palestinian culture,And should be returned to them.
It was only in 2008 when an Israeli PhD student stumbled across documents in the national archive that the full extent of the 'collection' policy was revealed.
Israel marked these books with the initials AP,meaning abandoned property,when in truth they were looted.

"Dramatic new light illuminates the disaster inflicted upon the Palestinian people and their culture in 1948. A particularly chilling document from March 1949 lists tens of Jerusalemites whose libraries were "collected" – it reads like a Who’s Who of the Palestinian cultural elite of the time.

For decades Zionist and Israeli propaganda described the Palestinians as “people without culture.” Thus, the victorious Israeli state took upon itself to civilise the Palestinians who remained within its borders at the end of the 1948 war. They were forbidden to study their own culture or to remember their immediate past; their memory was seen as a dangerous weapon that had to be suppressed and controlled."

Background | The Great Book Robbery
So the Irish state owns the world's largest collection Ancient Islamic, middle eastern texts, most of which was stolen.
 

Kev408

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They should throw the book at them.
 

Analyzer

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So the Irish state owns the world's largest collection Ancient Islamic, middle eastern texts, most of which was stolen.
Just wondering....but if these were sent back to Middle East, what would happen to them ?

Some of them might even be burned for not being of sufficient sectarian singularity to please the Wahabbist cult in the Arabian pennisula, and graduates of it's various madrassas.
 

patfitzbally

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why is it on pol.ie we have so many anti jewish posts.are we naturally anti semetic or racist.how many posts do we see anti islam,anti hindu ,anti buddist,anti shintu,etc etc .I am coming to the conclusion we are racist.we cannot claim its because they killed jesus Christ because we are hardly a Christian society nowadays.
 

stateless

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Its a touching piece. I could cry because the people being interviewed are so genuine and they know what the answer is but its never going to happen. There is no comman ground. Truly tragic
 

Dame_Enda

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The Zionists want to suppress the reality of the existence of a Palestinian national identity in order to buttress the founding myth that Palestine was a 'land without a people for a people without a land'. Cultural vandalism is part of that.
 

Nodin

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why is it on pol.ie we have so many anti jewish posts.are we naturally anti semetic or racist.how many posts do we see anti islam,anti hindu ,anti buddist,anti shintu,etc etc .I am coming to the conclusion we are racist.we cannot claim its because they killed jesus Christ because we are hardly a Christian society nowadays.
You mind highlighting the anti-Jewish post, would you?
 

Clanrickard

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The Zionists want to suppress the reality of the existence of a Palestinian national identity in order to buttress the founding myth that Palestine was a 'land without a people for a people without a land'. Cultural vandalism is part of that.
What vandalism? If they wanted to vandalise the books they'd have burned them or destroyed them. They didn't. Better they stay in Tel Aviv frankly Islamic societies have a habit of throwing up primitive reactionaries who destroy things like in Bamyan and Timbucktu
 

IvoShandor

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So the Irish state owns the world's largest collection Ancient Islamic, middle eastern texts, most of which was stolen.
If you have evdence that these manuscripts were stolen,please feel free to provide it.
 

former wesleyan

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The Zionists want to suppress the reality of the existence of a Palestinian national identity in order to buttress the founding myth that Palestine was a
'land without a people for a people without a land
'. Cultural vandalism is part of that.
An American Christian said that, not a Jew. The Jews were well aware that Arabs and Ottomans existed, as they were the ones who they bought the land from to get the zionist project going in the 1880's.
 

ygargarin

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why is it on pol.ie we have so many anti jewish posts.are we naturally anti semetic or racist.how many posts do we see anti islam,anti hindu ,anti buddist,anti shintu,etc etc .I am coming to the conclusion we are racist.we cannot claim its because they killed jesus Christ because we are hardly a Christian society nowadays.
If you read the posts, I think you will find that most, perhaps all, are pro-Palestinian and or anti-Israel. Few, if any are anti-Jewish or anti-Semite.

The probable reason is that Irish people can readily identify with the plight of the Palestinians.

Don't confuse anti-Israel with anti-Semite or anti-Jewish.
 

Dame_Enda

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What vandalism? If they wanted to vandalise the books they'd have burned them or destroyed them. They didn't. Better they stay in Tel Aviv frankly Islamic societies have a habit of throwing up primitive reactionaries who destroy things like in Bamyan and Timbucktu
The theft of the books was itself a form of cultural vandalism.
 
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