Israel’s Forgotten Plan to Settle the Claims of Palestinian and Jewish Refugees

In 1950 and 1951, some 100,000 Iraqi Jews—most of whose assets had been frozen by the Iraqi government—immigrated to the Jewish state. In response, Israeli leaders began to investigate the possibility of an agreement with the Arab countries whereby any property abandoned by Palestinian refugees would be exchanged for property lost by Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Eylon Aslan-Levy writes:

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More about: Abba Eban, Iraqi Jewry, Israel & Zionism, Mizrahi Jewry, Palestinian refugees, United Nations

 

Israel’s New Government Is Neither a Win Nor a Loss for Either of the Major Parties

March 31 2020

On Thursday, when the news broke that Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz had agreed to form a national-unity government, pundits and politicians on both left and right seemed to agree that the incumbent prime minister had managed to outmaneuver his rival. But as details of the coalition agreement emerged, this interpretation began to seem less convincing. Haviv Rettig Gur explains:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli Election 2020, Israeli politics