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    • Jacob
    • 28.11.09 | 10:58 (IST)

    The Arabs did their best to displace the Jews from Palestine, but they failed. If the Arabs in 1947 did not start a bloody civil war, to prevent by force the implementation of the UN partition plan, there would have been no refugees and their Palestinian-Arab state would have been 61 y old today, side by side with the Palestinian-Jewish state. BTW, in the India-Pakistan conflict more than 14 million became refugees. Not a single one was allowed to return. The Palestinian refugees will be able to settle in the future Palestinian state or in third countries with appropriate compensation. The same compensation should be given to the 800,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries. The Arab refugees will not return to Israel proper.

    from the article: Shlomo Sand's 'The Invention of the Jewish People' is a success for Israel
    First published 15:30 27.11.09 | Last updated 15:42 27.11.09
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