Ban need to take responsibility and settle this - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • MIKE
    • 20.03.10 | 13:12 (IST)

    Ban has got to be made to understand that the UN caused the middle east dilemma when it created Israel. It is indisputable that, in the creation of Israel, Arabs were displaced. It is unjust and unfair to take people`s property for no compensation. The Jews haven't had it too great either living under siege for 60 years. The UN must establish a Middle East Compensation Commission to adjudicate claims from everybody, INCLUDING JEWS, who lost property as a result of the UN`s creation of Israel. Just compensation needs to be paid by the UN for a Release of Claims. If you lost your property and had to live in squalor in a camp you too would harbor resentment. It`s nonsense that Arabs left voluntarily. Leaving is not the same as abandoning and disclaiming rights to property, which in the western world is a sacrosanct right. We all leave our homes. When we get back they`re still ours

    from the article: UN chief Ban in Ramallah: Settlements undermining peace
    First published 11:53 20.03.10 | Last updated 17:39 22.03.10
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