The Palestinian refugee status

An important stumbling block to a peaceful Israeli-Arab settlement , has been the Palestinian refugee issue, in particular the “right of return”

The unique transfer of refugee status from generation to generation, has resulted in a magnification of numbers from 700 thousand to more than 5 million, where the original refugees would now number less tan 30,000.

If the refugee status would come into line with other refugee groups, there would be a far greater chance of a peaceful resolution

A recent conference was held on the issue in New York.  A summary is provided in the Jerusalem Post here

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