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    • stephanie
    • 01.12.09 | 22:42 (IST)

    dear joe: individual Palestinians certainly have a right to recover the value of lost personal assets, just like the Jews. However, Jews are not suing to go back to a certain address (domicile) before the war. There is NO SUCH RIGHT. In fact Israelis and Jews would be happy to reimburse Palestinians for lost personal assets. In turn Palestinians and other Arabs woudl also have to reimburese Jews for lost assets as well. I'm sure you will agree this cust both ways. However, recovering the value of lost assetts is not what "the Palestinian right to return" means to Palestinians, correct ? What that means is they want to return to their addresses, appartments, dwelling and buildings BEFORE the 1948 war. Now, let's face it: international law DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY SUCH RIGHT. I don't know how many different ways of saying this it will take until it sets in.

    from the article: Peace Plan: Trading settler Israelis for refugee Palestinians
    First published 15:21 30.11.09 | Last updated 15:23 30.11.09
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