Saturday, June 22, 2013

Putting The Israeli-Arab Conflict In Perspective

From  Evelyn Gordon in Commentary Magazine

As I noted last month, the Syrian conflict alone has killed more than five times as many people [ 80,000 to 120,000] in just two years as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has in all of Israel’s 65 years of existence. And that’s without even mentioning the ongoing Muslim-on-Muslim carnage in places like Iraq (almost 2,000 killed in the last three months) or Pakistan, much less historical events like the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88, which killed more than one million people.
Her estimate seem to exclude the people killed in the Israeli-Arab wars of 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973, but even adding them would still mean fewer killed than in the Syrian civil war.


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