On Compensation for Arab Jews - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 12.05.10 | 19:52 (IDT)

    Two points from this poster. My first question is that there is no parity between Palestinan refugees from 1948 until the mid 50s. Is it not a core premise that the Jews were longing to return to Zion, thus fulfilling a two millenia old dream? Was the zionist movement involved in their move to the newly created Jewish State that they were longing to go to. Do any of the Arab Jews desire to return to their home countries? Was the case the same in every Arab country? To what degree did the zionists driving out the Palestinians impact the Arab goverments from doing the same with their Jewish population? Palestinians should have the option to return if they desire since, unlike Arab Jews, they DO desire to return to their homes. If the decide not, then Israel must compensate them for their stolen property. If Jewish property was confiscated unjustly by Arab governments then those Jews should be compensated as well, but there is no parity. Jews were eager to return to Zion and were not refugees, nor are the palestinians resposnbile for what occured in the counties of origin for the Arab Jews..

    from the article: U.S. warns Israel, Palestinians: Avoid inflammatory actions in Jerusalem
    First published 14:01 12.05.10 | Last updated 14:01 12.05.10
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