No Right of Return

During recent years I have watched caring Israeli and Palestinian peace activists who are email friends become more and more appalled by the Israeli abuses of the occupied Palestinians. I mention two in particular:

Dorothy Naor

http://peacetalksradio.blogspot.com/2008/03/interview-with-israeli-peace-activist.html

and Khalid Amayreh

http://www.p4pd.org/lifestories1.html

Khalid came to consciousness with the awareness that a number of his close relatives had been murdered during the course of the establishment of Israel in 1948. The game in those days was not unlike that today in Gaza — brutal military killing and wounding of civilians which drove many into exile. One has heard of the follow up — no right of return.

I shall return now to the CNN coverage of the current incursion. I hope that others will at least grasp the reasons for Palestinian resentment towards Israel.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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