American #9 'no right to return' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Colin Wright
    • 26.08.09 | 21:26 (IDT)

    If we are to approach this from the perspective of justice, the problem with 'no right of return' is that it is inconsistent. The secular rationale for Israel in the first place is that the Jews were driven out, and therefore have a right to return. How can the same right be denied to the Palestinians? The only way is to resort to arguments that rely either on the sanctity of one religious text while ignoring others, ignore historical fact, or rest on pure racism. I'll grant that conceding a Palestinian right to return jeopardizes the future of a Jewish-dominated 'Israelistine' -- but expediency is not the most convincing argument. To my mind, that this is so is merely another reflection of the fundamental moral indefensibility of the Zionist project. A viable Israel cannot be reconciled with modern conceptions of justice.

    from the article: One-state solution is a blueprint for a nightmare
    First published 16:47 14.09.09 | Last updated 16:06 13.11.09
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