Posted on: December 16, 2010 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

In my latest piece on the Meretz USA web site, I discuss the question of Palestinian refugees and the misguided urge of many peace activists to try to remove this question from the agenda without negotiations.

It seems to me that many well-intentioned peace activists seem to buy into the idea that Palestinian pursuit of the Right of Return (RoR) is rooted in the desire to destroy Israel. While I agree that the full realization of RoR may have that

Rafah Refugee Camp in Gaza

result (which is one of the main reasons I don’t support RoR), it does not follow that this is the reason Palestinians pursue RoR.

I don’t support RoR, but I absolutely support Palestinians’ right to hold their view on it and to pursue it. It is a final status issue that must be negotiated. Read more here.