There were no palestinians living in the north of Israel as it was swamps and malaria infested. AND no one lived in the desert, which is 60% of that map, beside some Bedouins. So no one forced to move out from those areas, which is about 80% of that map. Even after Israel took the west bank from Jordan in 67, no one was forced to move out, who ever wanted to stay, stayed, but under Israeli rule.
Now, this map shows a piece of land in the middle east clearly in the shape of today’s modern Israel. This was not the case in 1947 where Israel didn’t exist and they do write it in the article. But it also imply that there was a palestinian state back than exactly in the same borders that Israel have today. It’s not just the map itself that counts, it’s the message this image send into people minds, which is completely false and inaccurate, because of 2 other very important FACTS: 1. The Gaza strip was part of Egypt in 1947, and should be a part of Egypt in the map. 2. The west bank was a part of Jordan, and should be a part of Jordan in the map. In 1947 the area was under the control of the British empire, but the border lines where clear. It was decided by a majority decision in the UN that the Jewish people will have their own State after the 2nd world war and the holocaust, and that piece of land was given. Inevitably, some people will be forced to move. So let’s look at the options, that those so called refugees have in the following map: http://www.mefacts.com/cached.asp?x_id=10190 Just saying. Another fact that you may want to consider, is that a lot of the land that Israel took during the wars, was to gain strategic advantage in order to protect it’s people from terror and war from neighboring countries since the 2nd day it existed. If the region was to accept Israel and the Jewish people, and was peaceful, welcoming and understand to the long hard suffering of the Jewish people, no more land would have been taken. And finally, a question: Why in the article they decided to stop at the Roman empire? Why didn’t they went further back? If they have decided to go back in time, why stop there? It is the Romans who destroyed the 2nd mount temple ever built. That is a FACT. And the mount temple was built by Jews. So fact checks are Just Fine. But let’s look at ALL the facts, before we do a FACT CHECK. Have a blessed week.