Jack, A lot has happened since 1948 in the Middle East. Borders around the world have changed becasue of wars. Look at the country of Georgia, for instance. Moreover, borders have been re-arranged to accomplish peace as was the case with India and Pakistan. It has been done and it can be done. Thus, I agree that Gaza ought to be returned to Egypt and that the West Bank should be divided between Jordan and Israel. Also, the refugees need to be settled and compensated by a coalition of the Arab states, the US, Russia and Israel. Since 20% of the Israeli population is already Arab, I would suggest settling those who need it in Jordan, which has plenty of land and an Arab culture.
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