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  •  As Butler expressed, it's the notion that is (4+ / 0-)
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    obviously most uncomfortable, but an idea that can be realized without further dispossession.

    If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation. - Judith Butler, Brooklyn College BDS forum

    by David Harris Gershon on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:12:14 AM PST

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    •  Please explain how the problem of the settlers (1+ / 0-)
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      and the government which shorted its own civilians to get the where they are, is supposed to be solved without further dispossession.  Of course, this will also make necessary the explanation of why the first disposession was not as important as the second one, but the claim that it can be resolved without any more dispossession needs a rational explanation laid out for how that could be done, when two persons claim the very same whatever.

      •  Read (3+ / 0-)
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        here. Salman Abu Sitta is a Palestinian researcher who has done extensive work on how the return of Palestinians can be accomodated. Read in particular his exchange with Michael Lerner where he documents how many Palestinians can return to their villages of origin that are not being occupied by others.

        I have my own views on how it could be accomplished as well. The return of lands and properties to those Palestinians who lost them can be accomplished gradually. For example, properties sold/given to the JNF under Israeli laws soon after the creation of the state can gradually be returned to their rightful owners as leases expire. It may take time for the return of property but it is something that should be done but not done in the manner that Palestinians had to endure in 1947/8.

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