I don't really disagree with Blankfort on the Palestinian Arabs' right to
return to their homes. I do think, though, we should carry this to its
logical conclusion. While I'm not sure I would like having a shtetl hovel
near Radom or maybe a place by the Black Sea (well..sounds good, that), I
believe some survivors may want re-dibsies on some bits of Poland, Germany,
etc. The Miwoks, if any, probably wish this pad where I'm working just now.
By the way, I do *not* mean this as a reductio re the Palestinian claims.
What I do think we need to look at, though--to let in as a serious piece of
this argument--is that, as I understand it, many or most of the Israeli West
Bank settlers are poorer Jews effectively unable to survive in the more
desireable areas of the country. I just wish we could--as numerous Arabs and
Israelis I've known do--recognize the class issues here and start to
transcend the ethnic ones.
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