History and 'morals' of ethnic cleansing: Reflections after Gaza invasionSubmitted by declarationofre... on Wed, 01/07/2009 - 23:17
"I arrived in Israel 40 years ago. It took me many years to understand that the very existence of my country, as it is today, is based on an ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. The project started many years ago. Its seed can be traced to the basic fallacy of the Zionist movement, which set out to establish a Jewish-national state in a location already inhabited by another nation. Under these conditions, one has, at most, a moral right to strive for a bi-national state; establishing a national state implies, more or less by definition, ethnic cleansing of the previous inhabitants.
Albert Einstein grasped this fallacy a long time ago. A short time after WWI Einstein complained that the Zionists were not doing enough to reach agreement with the Palestinian Arabs…He favored a bi-national solution in Palestine and warned Chaim Weizmann against `Prussian style nationalism."