A Weapon to Destroy Israel: Arab States' Struggle Against Solving the Palestinian Refugee Problem
Alek D. Epstein
Open University of Israel
Jerusalem Summit Papers, 2004
The Palestinian representatives' claims that the failure of the "peace process" as a whole was largely caused by the failure to achieve agreement on the issue of Palestinian refugees warrants an in-depth study of this highly complex issue. Until the Palestinians and Arab countries show minimal willingness to acknowledge vital needs of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, the Palestinian refugee problem can hardly expect to be solved even in part. Most Palestinian Arabs who left their homes and fled the country in 1947-1949 died without seeing the "light at the end of the tunnel", and the problem that already suffered from excessive politicization has now turned into a straightforward political farce.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 24, 2006
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