The Garbanzo Annex

On the global “Palestinian refugee” issue, Ayalon was adamant, stating that the Palestinian refugee issue is a greater obstacle to peace than Jerusalem, and is growing worse day by day because of the special UNWRA definition of a “Palestinian Refugee” which includes descendants of refugees, at total variance to the non-Palestinian UNHCR’s definition of “refugee”.

The Israel-Arab conflict is the only conflict in the world where the descendants of refugees remain defined as “refugees.”  Israel’s integration of Jewish refugees should be the model for the Palestinian refugees to settle in Arab countries, Danon said.