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Ethnic-cleansing accusation against Israel is a big lie

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — Words have meaning. And in fraught times, in matters of life and death, it is critically important to use the right words. To resolve our disputes, to solve our problems, we must accurately describe what is happening, so that we can respond to facts, not to rhetoric.

Which brings me to the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib has said that Israel “is practicing ethnic cleansing.” The foreign ministry of Qatar put out a statement urging Israel to end the “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians. In a letter to the editor published in The Los Angeles...


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