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The Palestinian Right of Return: Between the Two-State Solution and the Jewishness of the State
Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations has issued a new book entitled The Palestinian Right of Return: Between the Two-State Solution and the Jewishness of the State, authored by Dr. Nadia Said Al Deen.
The 114 pages book studies the prospects of implementing the right of return of the Palestinian refugees within the context of a two-state solution; and under the Israeli condition to include any Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement recognition of the “Jewishness” of Israel.
The author explores the obstacles pertaining to the refugees issues within the context of a two-state solution while explaining the danger of giving up the right of return. She considers that this solution and the “Jewishness” of Israel will grant Israel a historical, religious and legal legitimacy.
The book analyzes the structure of Israel, contemporary Zionist ideology which opposes the peace settlement, and the dominance of ultra-rightists and ultra-Orthodox Jews. The author studies the timing, objectives and the dangers of demanding a Palestinian recognition of the “Jewishness” of Israel. For it would mean the nullification of the right of return of the Palestinian refugees and it would deny Palestinians in the 1948 territories their rights. The book tries to have a scientific understanding of inside Israel, the Israeli political map, and the position on establishing a Palestinian state and on the Palestinian national rights.
Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, Beirut, 1/8/2011