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The practical reality is that the world community attempted to draw a line under the problems in May 1947 after (literally) centuries of unrest. These facts are not in dispute...

You really don't know diddly about the region's history. The UN Partition Plan was not an attempt to end centuries of unrest, literally or figuratively. European Jews didn't even start to immigrate to Palestine until the late 1880s, about 65 years earlier. And neither the resident Jews, Christians, nor Muslims, who collectively considered themselves Palestinians,were happy about the illegal immigration of Eastern European Jews.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Aliyah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Partition_Plan_f...

Here's a good book with which to educate yourself:

Morris, Benny. Righteous Victims: A history of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001. Vintage Books, 2001

Morris is unapologetically in favor of an ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, so he's right up your alley.
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