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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A libertarian's perspective on Palestine

"...if we’re going to accept the libertarian view of property rights—which I do—then we must conclude that Palestine doesn’t belong to any one ethnic or political group. Rather, portions of the land belong to Palestinians, and portions of the land belong to Jews. Among other things, this means that the 1948 refugees and their descendants have the right to return to their homes. This also means that most of the Jews currently living in the land have the right to remain exactly where they are, as only a small number of Jews are living on land expropriated from Palestinians (Laila El-Haddad, 'Palestinian right of return is feasible,' Al Jazeera, 31 May 2005)."

Read the entire article Don Emmerich's Peace Blog.

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