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Audio: Deir Yassin: Myth? Or Massacre?


Was there really a massacre, or was it a ploy to further the goals of the Arabs and Leftists?
12/3/2012, 9:51 PM

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History records (rightly or wrongly) that the Etzel and Lehi Jewish freedom fighter organizations, attacked the Arab village of Deir Yassin (today's Givat Shaul neighborhood in Jerusalem) and perpetrated a massacre of Arabs there. The village of Deir Yassin was crucial to capture and bring under Israeli rule because of its overlooking the only road to Jerusalem, where Jewish convoys bringing food and medical aid to Jerusalemites were constantly cut down from deadly attacks and confiscation of the needed aid.
Dr. Uri Milstein, author of the book: The Birth of a Palestinian Nation: The Myth of the Deir Yassin Massacre, joins Tamar, and explains that his research and interviews with those who were there, show that though there was a battle at Deir Yassin, no massacre had taken place.
Milstein describes the intent of the Israeli Left wing and the Arabs in promulgating this story. Each wanted to further their separate goals. The Left, in order to dis-credit the Etzel and Lehi and label them criminal right wing extremists who could not be trusted to join the new Israeli government under David Ben Gurion, and the Arabs, to cry 'foul' to the world, slander the Jews claiming rape and other atrocities, and incite other Arabs to battle the Jews - however, their Arab cries backfired, and instead of inciting more Arab villages to battle the Jews, it instilled fear in them, and tens of thousands of Arabs fled Israel to places like Jordan and Lebanon.
This is an eye opening show that blows the cover off the myth that a massacre ever took place at Deir Yassin. See a brief video clip here on Deir Yassin.

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Tamar Yonah is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Her father survived the Nazi brutalities and after liberation, made his way to the shores of the the Land of Israel, where again fighting for his survival, fought in Israel's war of Independence. This made a great impression on her life and she too has been fighting for Israel by serving in the Israeli army & air force, and afterwards by becoming an activist for Israel and the Jewish nation.  She has been a vocal beacon of light since beginning a prolific career in radio. She hosts The Tamar Yonah Show - Israel's most popular English language radio talk show.  She also writes a biting and sometimes humorous, award winning blog that discusses current events, religion and politics. www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/3#  You can email Tamar at:  TamarYonah@gmail.com
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