The “long journey” to Palestine: Resolution 194 continues to haunt the Palestinian-Israeli conflict 65 years after it was passed


by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                         December 9, 2013

In ignoring the Palestinian right of return, Israel has been guided all along by its first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion’s thinking. On July 18, 1948, he wrote in his diary, “We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return. The old will die and the young will forget.” But despite Israel’s best efforts and the betrayal of their rights by the world powers and various Arab leaderships, Palestinians have not forgotten. [read more]