Perhaps I'm mistaken but I think that the reason we're talking about 1948, and most Israelis know the narrative, but it looks like the issue of refugees will be the deal breaker... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 19.05.11 | 06:30 (IDT)

    and bringing it recently to the forefront has been the inclusion of Hamas into the Palestinian government, and once again they've unequivocally rejected the status of Israel as the Jewish State - meaning that there won't be their acceptance of the return of refugees to a newly created Palestinian state but to all the territory of the English Mandate period. That's not the inability of Israelis compromising, but rather the Palestinians, who must also acknowledge that the Arab States attacked Israel in 1948 rejecting the Partition proposed and even before this a veteran of the war stated that in 1946, 1947 there were terrible raids unto Jewish villages as well. One has to really analyze the perspectives from both sides of the equation and not only one side Gideon.

    from the article: For Mideast peace, Israel needs to own up to Palestinian pain
    First published 01:37 19.05.11 | Last updated 01:37 19.05.11
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