By Ghada Karmi
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27 Buildings and villages were demolished, and in their place new European-style structures and settlements sprang up. 28 More recently, settlements built directly above Palestinian villages use the village names with the addition of the Karmi 01 intro 18 5/4/07 10:34:36 THE COST OF ISRAEL TO THE ARABS 19 Hebrew word for ‘upper’, and often the Arabic has been distorted to make it unrecognisable as such. In time, it may be difficult to remember which of the two had been the original, and the Palestinian village will have been in effect effaced.
There has not been a single decade since then when Israel has not been in combat with its neighbours. This has damaged the political process in the Arab world, which has come to look to and depend on its army generals for leadership and to admire military strength and violence. The establishment of the Jewish state in 1948 must rate as the single most cataclysmic event to hit the Middle East region since the First World War. As noted earlier, this traditional Arab view of Israel has recently been challenged by alternative critiques that see the Arabs themselves as responsible for much of their own misfortunes.
As noted earlier, this traditional Arab view of Israel has recently been challenged by alternative critiques that see the Arabs themselves as responsible for much of their own misfortunes. Karmi 01 intro 20 5/4/07 10:34:37 THE COST OF ISRAEL TO THE ARABS 21 These assert that Arab regimes have found it convenient to blame Israel and the West for the sorry state of the Arab world, so as to disguise their own backwardness and incompetence. 33 The Arab Human Development Report prepared for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in 2002, which revealed the extent of the Arab world’s retardation in several key areas, was seized on by Western observers as evidence for this view.