answer to Yaakov - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • american
    • 27.03.07 | 20:38 (IST)

    All this stuff of "longing to return" and so on is just words. The reality is that we needed a home country to prevent another Holocaust. I mean, I know that there are Zionists and right wing Jews and so on, but most of the people who left to Israel simply couldn't live in Europe any more. And who could blame them? In fact, if America or Canada had offered enough visas, many would have left for there. But there wasn't enough visas. With the Palestinians, it is different. If I am a Palestinian, and I live in an Arab country, and I was born in an Arab country, I wouldn't want to live in Israel where all that awaits me would be conflict, and mutual mistrust. I surely would want my property back, and clearly this needs to be settled. But calling for return of refugees is simply a call for war. Just imagine the sudden of influx of poor people with different language/culture. Here in the US, Mexicans, Whites, and Blacks hate each other enough without all the other issues...

    from the article: What Olmert could say
    First published 00:00 27.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.03.07
Haaretz Headlines
Security forces and settlers outside the Dreinoff buildings in the Beit El settlement

Ya'alon is passionate about catering to the settlers

The case of the Dreinoff buildings in Beit El is yet another example of how the defense minister goes out of his way to appease the settlers, only to be surprised when they go behind his back.

A 2011 file photo shows activists during a protest calling for Pollard's release in Jerusalem.

Pollard received a disproportionate punishment

As Pollard's case is about to be handed over to historians, let them consider the points of the one appellate judge who ruled in the convicted spy's favor.

Padnos during the shooting in Israel of his documentary.

'I've seen the next generation of Al-Qaida killers'

U.S. journalist Theo Padnos, held hostage by the Nusra Front in Syria, talks exclusively to Haaretz one year after his release.

Stanley Beach, Alexandria (circa 1950).

When Jews lived the high life in an Egyptian paradise

Disgruntled servants and their masters, romance and seduction, anti-Semitism and opulence – all infuse Yitzhak Gormezano Goren’s novel about Sephardi Jews in 1950s Alexandria.