+Frank Herles Matos
I'm glad you brought that up, Frank. There is also a saying (somewhat less archaic) "History is written by the victors". In history therefore, like science, one must always be willing to gather more information and revise.
This is happening regarding the history of our treatment of indigenous peoples in both North and South America.
In the 80s more information became available from both British and Israeli governments and historians are doing this. It was both telling (re academic freedom) and a tactical mistake for the Israeli right to drum, for example Ilan Pappe' out of Haifa ...death threats etc to Exeter, where he has, possibly better access to the English-speaking world.
The term "revisionist" has been used to discredit some who deserve to be discredited and very many who do not. It takes courage and integrity to challenge the current dogma.
I remember South Africans saying that there were no Blacks in the Cape before colonization and Australians, who claimed that there were no aboriginals in the coastal regions. (Both false and, in fact quite ridiculous)
I was, in 1967, happily cheering for the Israelis against those nasty Arabs... even, to my shame, telling arab jokes. My father was quiet. After I met a 21 year old Palestinian student on an Afghan bus travelling home to his refugee camp in Jordan from Pakistan in 1974, I started to question my indoctrination. My father then told me of his brother, my godfather (a Canadian major in the Brit Army.. later Army Intelligence, who'd seen the results of the holocaust) and his conversations about Ben Gurion, Dyan, Begin, Stern, Irgun, Deir Yassin, Hotel Jerusalem... and more that corroborated Dr. Pappe's work. Sometimes the 'revisionists' have it right.
As to the apparent treatment of Palestinians by the arab world. Much of that is also a colonial remnant. I know from friends who've worked all over the arab world that Palestinian arabic is one of the most beautiful (they find Iraqi Arabic almost unintelligible) and that Palestinians have always been among the best educated.
I am sorry but I will not comment on the racism of others, to one who uses it as justification for his own racism and especially to justify what my friends (many of them Jewish, by the way) confirm is brutal treatment of indigenous people.
I'm surprised that you have the temerity to fault other nations treatment of refugees from the Ethnic Cleansing you defend.
End apartheid and, "Mr. Netanyahu. Tear down that wall"