Esther, these are staring, opening positions. As I have said before, both the Taba agreements and even the Saudi plan itself are not explicitly saying every single refugee must be returned to pre 1948 Israel. Let Israel meet the Saudis with their own proposal: admit Israel's complicit role in creating the paletinian catastrophe,2. an expressed willingness to pay compendation 3. Askkng the various Arab countries to investigate the loss of Jewish property and pay compensation 4. Discuss a compromise on the return of refugees where and how many. The Saudis are fully aware that Israel will not agree to the return of every single refugee whose families were expelled in 1948-49.
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