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Old 05-16-2019, 08:37 AM
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Who decided they should be allowed to immigrate?
The international community of nations (UN). In the post war years 1945-1960, dozens of new nations were formed due to de-colonization, mostly in Asia and Africa. But Israel is the one that's most often found at the sharp end of people's tongues. Why is that?

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Not the colonial power that had put itself in charge of the area?
Yes, they played a large role. Already established. Why keep harping on the point?

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Why did they think that it was perfectly normal to move to an area where they knew they were unwelcome, because the colonial power in charge could impose it against the will of the population?
The survivors had lost everything and everyone. Many did not have homes or even villages and towns to return to. Some were afraid to return to a place where they were turned in by their neighbors. Some, understandably, wanted a new start far away from the tragedy they barely survived.

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You think that European Jews were exempt from the colonialist mentality, from the contempt Europeans had for the indigenous populations , and from the disregard for their interests and aspirations?
Some had that in mind, not all, specifically those few migrating prior to the rise of fascism. But in the aftermath, survival was their primary motive, not colonization and contempt for indigenous people of Palestine. Most just wanted a safe place to live in peace and a chance to restart and rebuild their lives.
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