Gazan Protesters Should be Entitled to Return to Their Homes in “Palestine.”
According to the UN, more than 5.4 million Palestinians are refugees. Does Israel have any obligation to take in some or all of those people?
The current Israeli population is approximately 8.8 million, of which 6.6 million are Jews and 1.9 million are Arabs. If every Palestinian refugee were allowed to move to Israel, the population would exceed fourteen million, and the Jewish proportion would shrink from 75 percent to 47 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.