Clarification Is Always Good
David RubinDavid Rubin is former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He is founder and president...
Fatah-Tanzim terrorist Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison for his leading role in planning suicide terror attacks, has welcomed the Hamas-Fatah unity pact and stressed that there can never be a peace agreement with Israel unless what he calls “Palestinian refugees” are allowed to return to their homes.
Unlike the Israeli officials who are embarrassed by these statements, which hurt their hopes of crowning this vile terrorist as Mahmud Abbas's successor, I say that it's always good to know what people really think, not what the spin doctors tell us to further their sacred agenda of so-called peace. Clarification is always good.
The 30,000 "Palestinian" refugees (those who are still alive), who fled their homes willingly in 1948 should be given the right of return. Yes, they are welcome to return to the Arabian peninsula from where most of them came in the early part of the 20th century. They can take their descendents with them. It's time to start talking about the refugees that the UN has always ignored - the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were forced out of the Arab countries after the State of Israel was reestablished in 1948.