As long as Gazans are defined as refugees from Palestine, there’s no real chance to rebuild the Strip
The Palestinian refugee problem, and particularly its continuation, is not a result of the events of the 1948 war itself, but of an Arab and Palestinian decision to convey a clear message.
Fifty years ago, Nathan Weinstock was an anti-Zionist Jewish radical. Today, he is the author of a study about Jews of Arab lands, who were displaced just like Palestine's Arabs.
Philippe Karsenty may have lost his case, but Israel's priority must be to clear its name regarding the iconic death of Mohammed al-Dura, a pawn in the propaganda war that unjustifiably fixes Israel as a demonic perpetrator of war crimes.
Gravest of all perhaps is the moral injustice contained in the words of MK Tibi, who asks, 'How many homelands do you have?'