Why I Support the Palestinian Right of Return
Publisher: Shalom Rav
Date Written: 07/05/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21196
The repatriation of Palestinian refugees is is a very real and practical concept for which there is ample historical precedent as well as practical means of implementation.
Excerpt: To those who claim that the return of refugees would "imperil the Jewish character of the state of Israel," I would respond that there is a serious problem when the character of a country is dependent upon the denial of basic human rights to an entire people. When we speak of the "Jewish character of the state," we should be clear on what we actually mean: a form of ethnic nationalism that necessarily privileges Jews over non-Jews.