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    • Nadav
    • 25.03.07 | 18:33 (IST)

    ... historically and politically. The "civil war" about which you write would not have taken place without the full backing of the Arab countries of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt and the rest of the Arab League. Most people who fled the country, before 15 May 1948 and after, were being assured by the Arab armies of wiping Israel off the map before it was even drawn. In short, the Arab world initiated a conflict, the losers of which were the Arabs of Eretz Israel, and the Arab world should take full responsibility for initiating this conflict and pay the price. Yet, over the past 59 years Israel has admitted hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs as citizens as part of the Family Reunification program, probably more than the 350,000 Palestinian Arab refugees who have fled the country. It is no longer Israel's responsibility to deal with this issue, neither morally nor politically. It is rather the Arabs' responsibility to extend full citizenship to these people.

    from the article: Who's afraid of renewing the peace process?
    First published 00:00 25.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.03.07
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