By Simon Fischler
“Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible; Instructs the Conciliation Commission to facilitate the repatriation, resettlement and economic and social rehabilitation of the refugees and the payment of compensation, and to maintain close relations with the Director of the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees and, through him, with the appropriate organs and agencies of the United Nations;”
Excerpt from U.N. General Assembly resolution 194
There are so many reasons why the fraudulent Arab “Right of Return” is a non-starter for the State of Israel; or for that matter for any nation at all interested in finding a compromise to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
As one can clearly see in the resolution above there is nothing that specifically talks about Arab refugees or Palestinian refugees per say, this clearly means it referred to both Arab and Jewish refugees.
So if this is the situation and the Arabs continue to demand a Right of Return to Israel then this clearly means that Jews or Israeli Jews have a Right of Return to Judea and Samaria!
This land was occupied by Jordan (just another name for what is really Palestine) during Israel’s War of Independence. This was land that originally supposed to be partitioned into an Arab and a Jewish state.
Whether they realize it or not, by demanding the Right of Return, the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians today are actually giving legal credence to Jews building and living in Judea and Samaria!
Can anyone remember a time in history when the losing side of a war made demands of the victor for the recognition of statehood and for the victor to commit national suicide? What type of people demand land and nationality then demand to settle their people in another country? The Arab/Palestinian INTERPRETATION of the resolution above has always been with the intent to destroy Israel from within and eradicate Jewish self-determination.
Because of the racist Arab interpretation of U.N. resolution 194 and the way in which they have “educated” their subsequent generations over the decades, they have in fact completely invalidated the meaning of the resolution.
None of the Arab/Palestinian generations of supposed refugees are willing to live at peace in Israel. They have been raised under a totally foreign and hostile culture to that of all of Israel’s citizens; be they Jewish, Arab, Druze or Circassian.
They have chosen to twist, distort and negate every single effort by the rest of the world, and the United Nations in particular, to create and support a peaceful two-state solution.
Fact number one: In 1947 the leadership of the Arabs rejected Partition of the land into two states and opted for a war they ended up losing
Fact number two: The Arabs (as HAMAS does today) used their own villages as military bases for attacks against Jewish villages which automatically made them military targets under international law.
Fact number three: The Arab leadership declared war on Israel and the Jewish residents who originally would have eventually been part of the Arab state. More importantly as Arab leaders said so happily, the war they were starting and waging was a war to annihilate all the Jews of Israel. A war of genocide!
Fact number four: Before the Armies of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, etc. illegally invaded Israel they told the Arab residents of the land to flee so they could wipe out the nascent Jewish State more easily. Much to their chagrin they lost this war.
Fact number five: War is war and yes, both Arabs and Jews committed horrendous acts against each other, causing both Arabs and Jews to flee their communities.
But these facts are irrelevant in light of one tiny reality about Resolution 194: there is absolutely no legal substance to U.N. resolution 194 because it was passed by the General Assembly, not the Security Council. This is nothing more than a recommendation -- one that the Arabs have been ignoring for decades.
At the end of the day there really is no Right of Return, so please do not ask me or my nation to recognize your Nakbah (Catastrophe -- in reality the creation of the Jewish state!). Do not ask me to say sorry for not letting you destroy my nation and kill my people!