One of the most vile accusations regarding the state of Israel is that she is somehow such an 'ethnic cleanser'- see here, here, and here for just 3 examples a 1 second google search can come up with.Sadly there was 3,068,000 articles according to google search on Israel and ethnic cleansing, found in 0.38 seconds .
The propaganda does not, however, stand up to the facts. Firstly in Israel pre 1967 boundaries, the facts are as follows( source ) :
I draw to the reader's attention the FACT that in 1949, after the apparent 'ethnic cleansing' of Palestine, Jews made up 86.4% of Israel's population & you will also note that the Jewish percentage has been gradually declining, so by 2006 that proportion was down to 79.2%.
Hardly evidence of 'ethnic cleansing' & let us not forget that Israel's non Jewish citizens have :
* An ability to vote in general elections & to be represented in the democratically elective body, called the Knesset
* Freedom of Speech
* Equality before the law
* The same privileges, benefits and rights as any other citizen
* Freedom of religion
Where else is this allowed in the middle east??
Turning now to the 'occupied territories' of the West Bank and Gaza and the Arab popualation we see that the population has steadily increased since Israel 'conquered' the land in 1967 :
What happened to the right of self determination of people, does this not apply to Jewish Israelis ?
We can see from the statistical facts that there is NO ethnic cleansing going on in Israel or by Israel.... But as my sister has noted , Arab & Muslim regimes have a track record which they won't admit to; for it is they are the real ethnic cleansers of the middle east and did so less than 3 years after the murderous Fascist swines of Nazi Germany, who began with ethnic cleansing of Jews & tried to exterminate every last and every single Jew on the earth [Source & here ] :