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Bet He Wishes He Kept His Mouth Shut

The results of a new survey indicate that the majority of palestinians are willing to accept monetary compensation in lieu of the so-called right of return.

Dozens of furious Palestinian refugees wrecked a local pollster’s office on Sunday to stop him releasing a survey showing most Palestinian refugees were ready to abandon claims to return to what is today Israel.

Dozens of refugees pelted Palestinian academic Khalil Shikaki with eggs when they burst into his office, overturning tables and smashing windows, moments before he was to release the results of his controversial survey on Palestinian refugees.

Shikaki, whose think-tank monitors the Palestinian political pulse through periodic surveys, found that “the vast majority” of refugees were willing to accept monetary compensation in lieu of a return to homes and land they abandoned or were forced to flee when Israel was established in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

I wonder how the palestinians are going to take to the notion of democracy and freedom of speech…

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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