You see Hans, its like this: all Jews may return to Israel after an absence of some 1,500 years, even if a convert whose ancestors were never near the place at any time, but no Palestinian may return after an absence of only 40 to 50 years, even if their ancestry there dates back 5,000 years. Is this racist? Of course it is, along with many other things, but that matters not. After all, all other racist acts ever committed justifies more racism on Israel's part. That Jews from Syria or Iraq were unjustly expelled justifies Israel's expulsion of Palestinians - this is because accordingly all Arabs are one great undifferentiated mass acting with one mind and heart. That this logic is in turn utter nonsense and racist to boot matters not for, well, this is Israel after all, the land of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
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from the article: The right and the return