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Why the Right to Return is Not Exclusive

Reader comment on item: Ending the Palestinian "Right of Return"

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 17, 2012 at 16:48

Ever since 1948, the return of European and others people of Jewish heritage descended upon the newly re-established state of Israel by a means still misunderstood by the multitudes of populations not understanding what it means to be Jewish, even some who are of Jewish descent. The 'indigenous' people of the region, long in trying to establish some form of statehood but diffused by powers of an international sort, found themselves in 'new world order' of government being led by Jewish rulers who fulfilled a destiny of the likes of Theodore Herzl and others were seeking for the sake of Zionism of the political sort; and of a Biblical destiny long ago promising Zionism of the prophetical sort. Both came home to clash with the powers of other intentions to make of the Middle East one state of an Islamic sort.

The 'Palestinian' cause was/is one of a political sort, the name originally adopted from the British and others use of a term for that part of the Middle East which has always been the center and magnet of controversy for decades, centuries and millennia. This has never found time for stopping to reflect on a means for peace since peace has never been achievable on any human level of understanding. This is not likely to end anytime soon on those same human terms.

Only when the cause of the 'Palestinians' is finally determined by the international community to be fully untenable will the powers that chafe at every attempt to wrest Israel from the land move to their ultimate option, the one that the destiny of the Middle East has been driving towards since the words of the prophets spoke them.

Now the 'Palestinians' are being driven as far as they can alone to try claiming an heritage, dismissing the facts of Jewish heritage as much as any might believe of them that they have a right to the land over the people of Israel. They are finding they are alone still in that altering mindset of the heritage of the land. They try to dispel the Hebrew heritage as a means to legitimize their own establishment, but they cannot do so without discriminating against the vast non-Biblical references of the secular and religious history of the region.

For this, they will resort to hostilities; and that is a Biblical reality; and also a reality of ending the 'Palestinian' right to return.


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