The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
"The Jews have a right to return to Isreal, not Palestine." No. I disagree with this, and it is the core of the difference between the two of us. If a Jew was ejected from land in the WB or Gaza between 46-49 then they have a perfectly legitimate right to seek a return to that land, or to seek a just compensation for their loss, and they could attempt to realise that right in any negotiated settlement between Israel and the Pals. But that right has nothing to do with their religion, nor their ethnicity, but everything to do with their residency/ownership of that land prior to the civil war. But note also this very important point: they can not seek a right of return and also remain as an Israeli citizen, any more than one of the Palestinian refugees can seek a right of return to their land inside Israel without also agreeing to become an Israeli citizen. That is, they get back their land, but they have to accept the sovereignty of the country that rules over that land.