Right of Return - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve
    • 04.02.07 | 13:50 (IST)

    The Right of Return only applies to certain Jews. If you are a Chinese Jew you don't count since they go by patrilineal descent and not matrilineal descent. Theirs is an ancient culture that pre-dates the state of Israel. Also, the Right of Return is enshrined in International humanitarian Law, laws that Israel is a signatory to. As for the UN creating Israel, it was by a General Assembly Resolution and those are, as Israel likes to point out, non-binding.However, lets use UNGA Resolution 181 (partition plan) as the basis for Israel existing. If you say it is binding you then have to accept 194 and 394 (Right of Return and a Resolution affirming 194 and the Right of Return). Israel AGREED to abide by the boundaries of 181 and to abide by 194 as conditions for UN membership Face it, the reason Israel keeps hunting for more Jews is that the Arabs have a much higher birth rate & will one day soon outnumber Jews.

    from the article: Entering the age of post-aliyah?
    First published 00:00 01.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.02.07
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