Saturday, February 28, 2004

In light of the fact that Palestinians have been killing for "the right of return" so that descendents [or not] of landowners in pre-Israel "Palestine" can return to their ancestors' homes, the reaction of the Iraqi Governing Council to a similar issue is quite striking. According to this article, there seems to be little will within the IGC to allow Jews to return to the homes they either left or were evicted from beginning in the 1950's. Among other things, they claim that such a move would isolate them in the Arab world given the current climate in that world toward Israel. That's true. Nonetheless, apparently Paul Bremer dropped the ball on this one. If they can have a 'right of return' why can't Jews? Read the article, it's quite telling.


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