"Refugees" are not the minor problem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jonathan
    • 27.02.07 | 01:23 (IST)

    If the solution were so obvious, we would have already have arrived there. No Palestinian leadership will give up their "Right of Return." They can barely even talk about it, as the Clinton-era talks showed. Read their position papers. The "Right" is an absolute and it's existence as a political promise and a rallying cry for 50plus years of resistance is holy. I'm afraid Danny follows the noble but mistaken path of taking responsibility, of wanting to believe the conflict is in Israel's control. It is not. The Palestinians decide if and when they accept defeat and so far they refuse, absolutely refuse. Arafat used to describe them as the "heroes" who would never surrender. Their entire self-definition is embodied in that "Right."

    from the article: In the heart of Palestinian consensus
    First published 00:00 26.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.02.07
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