Hi Stephen, you said, 'If Israel was to withdraw to its 1967 borders and equitable compensation given to those Palestinians driven from their homes in 1948 then I think relations could be normalised.' It's the part about equitable compensation to the Palestinians who lost their homes in 1948 that interests me. It seems like you don't want to go as far as saying that they should just be given the right to return, but should be compensated in some other way. I'm not asking to try and catch you out, but because this is something I have really racked my brains over but just can't see how it might be resolved. Do you or anyone else have any ideas what 'fair' compensation would consist of? Although the 'fair' thing to do seems to be, after mutual recognition between the two states has been established, to allow any Palestinian who wants to to come back, the demographics involved might then represent an even greater threat to the existance of Israel..
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