All Palestinian refugees must be given the
option to return to their homes.
According to the UN, more than five million Palestinians are
Does Israel have any obligation to take in some or all of those people?
The current Israeli population is approximately 8.46 million, of
which 6,119,000 are Jews. If every Palestinian refugee were allowed
to move to Israel, the population would exceed thirteen million, and
the Jewish proportion would shrink from 75 percent to 46 percent.
The Jews would be a minority in their own country, the very situation
they fought to avoid in 1948, and which the UN expressly ruled out in
deciding to partition Palestine.