Monday, May 18, 2009

40 percent of Israeli Arabs reject Holocaust

While there is no definition of "Holocaust" here, while we don't know what it is expressly that Israeli Arabs no longer believe, this news item reflects a world
wide drift away from the simplistic acceptance of The Story that our professorial class clings to with such single-mindedness.

May 17, 2009

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Some 40 percent of Israeli Arabs believe the Holocaust never happened, according to a new survey.

The figure is up from 28 percent in 2006, according to an annual University of Haifa poll of Jewish-Arab relations released Sunday.

The poll also found that 41 percent of Israeli Arabs believe the country should exist as a Jewish and democratic state, down from 65.5 percent in 2003. In addition, some 53.7 percent believe that Israel has a right to exist as an independent country, down from 81 percent in 2003.

The survey polled 700 Arab-Israeli and Druse men and women.

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