all wars create refugees but somebody born after 1948 is not a refugee - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 18.05.11 | 18:31 (IDT)

    The arabs started the war and Israel won it. Yes we took advantage of the fact the arabs were gone and didn't let them back thats history not present. Other than the arabs and their supporters say your a refugee in your own right if your descended from a refugee. If we did I think that most the people on this planet would be refugees because most people are descended from refugees of one conflict or another. The individuals who left 63 years ago can call themselves refugees and demand a right of return but their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren cannot. My grandparents are refugees from Austria and they lost their home and everything else when they left but that does not make me a refugee with a right to return to their home. Nakba has nothing to do with creating a palestinian state and there are only 2 solutions to ending this conflict - ( 1 ) Israel grants a full right of return to the original refugees, their descendants and anybody else they decide has a right of return ( 2 ) The palestinians themselves wake up understand they can't turn back the clock and accept nobody is ever going to return to those idilic villages and the houses they have rusty keys to. ALL wars no matter where you go in the world create refugees, they always have and they always will, it doesn't make it right or wrong it just a reality of war. As for the Bedouin, they build villages illegally on state land then we pull it down and the Bedouin who live here also have to learn that in 1948 the Negev became state land and if the government wants to develop it for the benefit of all its people then the bedouin need to learn thats the way it is, they can't live in a romantic time warp where life never changes. The last paragraph in this article is disgusting and reads like something you would expect to find in palestinian propoganda.

    from the article: Israel turned the Nakba into a 63-year process
    First published 02:29 18.05.11 | Last updated 02:29 18.05.11
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