#141 Jazzy Girl and her revisionist nonsense - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 14.03.07 | 11:25 (IST)

    "Nobody can `cede land back to the Pals` because it never belonged to them." Israel can cede sovereignty to anyone it likes. The majority of the land in question was designated for the Palestinian state under the Partition Plan, until the state of Israel established sovereignty over it by claiming it was seized as part of a civil war. So it is perfectly acceptable to suggest that Israel could cede it *back* to the state that was *supposed* to have that land under the terms of UNGA resolution 181. That the state of Palestine may come about 60 years after the state of Israel does not affect that equation; it is internally consistent and quite arguable. Unlike your argument: "If they aren`t prepared to live under new management they should find another landlord." which is laughable - the entire POINT of right of return is that the refugees are *quite* prepared to live under Israeli "management", so long as they get to return to their land.

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