Where did the idea that we can "divorce" the Palestinians come from? Commanders for Israel's Security – an Israeli movement founded by former senior security officials and military generals – is responsible for coining this concept. But military generals, as high up as they were, may be good at orchestrating military operations but they are obviously not so good at foreseeing the future or analyzing history.
The onus has been shifted, and previous understandings swept aside. Israelis must respond with imagination and magnanimity and Palestinians with the recognition that this is not 1948, 1967 or 1993. The Unrwa decision is a new opportunity, and Palestinians should embrace it.
"In her 1984 book, Peters exposed for the first time how the United Nations altered the criteria for Palestinians to gain refugee status, thereby exacerbating the problem far beyond its actual scope. She discovered that by changing the definition and allowing the descents of Palestinian refugees to inherit refugee status, Palestinian refugees in large part did not fit the U.N.'s own definition of who is a refugee." N. S.
Are the millions of descendants of Arabs who in 1948 fled Israel real "Refugees" deserving UN, US and most European and Arab countries financial support?
Here is David P. Goldman's article about the so-called "Palestinian Refugees." It is a short article but mighty in importance.
Never forget the fact that the larger number of Jewish refugees who were chased out of Arab countries were completely absorbed and housed in Israel by 1955, while the smaller number of Arab refugees who fled Israel were never absorbed by the Arab countries to which they fled.