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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 07.10.11 | 15:26 (IST)

    not the occupied. Let those Israelis to whom Mr. Strenger refers speak out to the Palestinians. Let them go to Ramallah and say that they forfeit any right to all of the occupied territories in all of the WB and EJ and that includes Ramat Eshkol, Ariel, Ramot, Gilo, etc. and that the Jewish state recognises the place of Jerusalem in Arab religion, history and culture and that it will serve as the capital of Palestine. Then talk about the full right of return, with Israel admitting its pivotal role in creating the Naqbah and in offering compensation to individual Palestinians and the new Palestinian nation. Take it form there. Indeed, Mr. Strenger, it is more than a bitter pill for palestinian refugees whose homes are still standing in Talbiyah and Katamon to recognise the right of recent arrivals from Moldova to live there, or Russians living in the "better" quarters of Lydda in their high rises while those who owned the land on which they stand live in shanties in the same town.

    from the article: Open letter to Mahmoud Abbas for Yom Kippur
    First published 12:56 07.10.11 | Last updated 12:56 07.10.11
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