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Getting to the Truth

September 4, 2010

Much of the difficulty in understanding what exactly happened when has come from the long-standing official denial by Israel’s government that there had actually been an ethnic cleansing in 1948.

Journalist Max Blumenthal noticed and highlighted a change in the official policy: Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin’s admission: Israel “expelled Arabs” across Palestine in 1948. Speaker Rivlin joins the ranks of Israel’s “new historians”, who have painstakingly documented the process of such expulsion. His admission of this truth is a helpful step toward truth and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel.

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