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Thread: The Great Palestinian Book Robbery.

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



    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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    Reminds me of the Nazi book burning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bye bye mubarak View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by james toney View Post
    Link to the Documentary,of which eyewitness accounts recall the events from the book robbery.



    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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    So the Irish state owns the world's largest collection Ancient Islamic, middle eastern texts, most of which was stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkeith View Post
    So the Irish state owns the world's largest collection Ancient Islamic, middle eastern texts, most of which was stolen.
    Where is that?

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    They should throw the book at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cellach View Post
    Where is that?
    Never heard of this myself either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cellach View Post
    Where is that?

    http://www.cbl.ie/?gclid=CKLt-dP9iLUCFRA54QodzQwArg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkeith View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cellach View Post
    Where is that?
    Chester Beatty Library springs to mind.

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