Yonatan, read the rest of UNGAR 181 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Alofs
    • 19.09.11 | 15:31 (IDT)

    What the UNGA also recognised was the fact that "no expropriation of land owned by an Arab in the Jewish state (by a Jew in the Arab state) shall be allowed except for public purposes" (Part I, C. Chapter 2, paragraph 8). There was to be complete equality before the law and no discrimination based on race, religion, language or sex (paragraph 1,2,3). The fact was that about 50% of the population in the proposed Jewish state was Palestinian Arab. You cannot cherry pick your way through 181. What was definitely not allowed was ethnic cleansing, expelling the indigenous Palestinian population and destroy their villages and towns or populate them with new immigrants.

    from the article: Abbas predicts 'very difficult' time for Palestinians after UN bid
    First published 10:26 19.09.11 | Last updated 10:26 19.09.11
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