#84, Khalid - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 10.01.07 | 23:32 (IST)

    There is no special set of rules for Jews. Israel, as a sovereign nation, has the right to determine its own immigration laws. The special set of rules that exist are the ones that were created for Palestinian refugees. Anyone who resided in the former British Palestinian Mandate between 1946-1948, regardless of their original citizenship or residence, is regarded as a refugee. Thus Palestinians are not subject to the Refugee Convention of 1951, unlike all other refugees in the world. Khalid, you are right that this is the heart of the conflict. You should realize that there will never be a return to within Israel proper. You cannot expect Israel to cease existing through this political ploy. Either you accept a two-state solution, and give up on the idea of return to within Israel proper, or there will be endless conflict. Endless conflict is in no one's interest, except those who are international terrorists. Please think about it, Khalid.

    from the article: Hamas denies Meshal said group would consider recognizing Israel
    First published 00:00 10.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 10.01.07
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