#44 CJ No Jewish Refugees? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • An Israeli
    • 05.12.09 | 00:17 (IST)

    There may NO LONGER legally be any Jewish refugees, but at the time of the creation of the ARAB refugee problem there certainly were ( and more of them too.) So what you're saying is that because Israelis took in our brothers, and absorbed them and gave them citizenship, while the Arab side left it's brothers to rot in camps for 60 years - in any proposed fair solution this population and property exchange (and the Jewish refugees left behind more property than the Arabs did) should be ignored? This would result in Israel being doublely penalized - once because it's FORMER refugees (who are former because of Israel's correct behavior toward it's brothers) will not be compensated, while Israel will at the same time have to compensate the Palestinian refugees, who are STILL refugees because their (oil-rich) brothers refuse to help them? How is that fair? And while we are at it - In 1945 there were 10s of millions of refugees a result of the war. Name any besides Arabs who still are.

    from the article: Peace Plan: Trading settler Israelis for refugee Palestinians
    First published 15:21 30.11.09 | Last updated 15:23 30.11.09
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