The settlement issue is an old source of tension between America and Israel. For Barack Obama, US president, it has emerged as the greatest obstacle to his goal of resolving Israeli-Palestinian differences through meaningful negotiations. As the Obama administration ponders a new Middle East peace plan, it needs a new direction on settlements that both Israelis and Palestinians can live with.
The international community is agreed that a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict lies in a two-state land-for-peace settlement on the basis of the pre-1967 boundaries. Yet a fallacy persists, that somehow these two states should be ethnically pure: that Israel should be uniquely Jewish, and Palestine uniquely Arab.
What he is suggesting is that we revenants can stay in "Palestine" and the "Pal. refugees" can go to Israel.
But I think the entire Arab population in pre-1967 Israel borders are the target population that should be required to match our predicament.
If we have to move, they should move to "Palestine" if it be established.