End of story.You know what you get when you take someone's land for no money? 63 years of war! You'd better get this settled while you still can. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • MIKE
    • 10.06.11 | 03:21 (IDT)

    If someone's land was taken, give it back or pay just compensation. The UN, (the entity that took land from Arabs and gave it to Jews to remedy problems caused by the Germans), needs to to invoke something like the legal Doctrine of Eminent Domain and award Just Compensati­­­­on in exchange for a Release of Claims to those who lost property. At the same time we need to draw some sensible borders enabling the Palestinia­­­­ns to establish a state. As far as the Jewish settlers go, they should be permitted to stay where they are. If they find themselves in Palestine they'll be Palestinia­­n citizens. Jewish Palestinia­­ns. Israel has Arabs. Palestine can have Jews. It's the same thing. No artificial borders for them. The fact is, once the settlers come to grips with this, most of them will leave voluntaril­­y. If some zealots chose to stay and become citizens of Palestine let them. Finally, if in Israel there is land that can be reasonably retaken by formerly displaced occupants then, instead of monetary compensati­on, restore to them. If they take it back they get to live there or sell it or use it in some reasonable way as per their choice.

    from the article: Haaretz exclusive: Secret cables show Israel's battle plan over Palestinian UN bid
    First published 02:11 10.06.11 | Last updated 02:11 10.06.11
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