The Jewish refugee equation: An obnoxious form of diplomacy
A new Israeli government campaign emphasizes Jewish refugees from Arab lands as a factor in any future negotiations with the Palestinians, but, asks Rachel Shabi, what on earth has each refugee issue got to do with the other?
I didn’t want to get into this again, but then the Israeli government did. Again and again. The subject of equating Jewish and Palestinian refugees from 1948 onwards has recurred, periodically, since the 1980s. Then in 2010, the Israeli...
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