Latest update: November 6th, 2012
Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible (the next part of this article describes taking care of the Arab refugees).
Finally, speaking to Egyptian TV, Abbas insisted that his statement regarding his own “right of return” to Tzfat was personal, but that he absolutely supports the right of other Arabs who fled from the city pre-state Israel during the War of Independence in their demands to “return.”
“The right of return is a holy right, and nobody can take that right from them,” he declared.
In flip-flopping that way, Abbas joined his predecessor, Arafat, on the long list of Palestinian leaders whose hatred for the very existence of the Jewish State got in the way of their ability to even pretend to tolerate it.
It’s back to Moshe Kahlon, then.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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