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Re: comment by Joel Gormley -- Reading "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East" by Sandy Tolan (2007) was eye-opening: out of the warfare at the creation of the modern state of Israel in 1948, a significant number of Palestinian Arabs had their homes seized by the new state and "given" to Jews (many of them Holocaust survivors who had fled from Europe, such as the author's family). Does this justify anti-Semitism, terrorism, or vows to kill all Jews in Israel? Of course not. Would remedying this
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situation bring peace to the Middle East overnight? Of course not. But it's equally clear that this is a glaring and grave injustice that continues today, and cannot be denied or ignored in any efforts to promote such peace. As a related point, is anyone aware whether any Palestinian Arabs have tried to use Israeli courts to recover their homes? Obviously wouldn't be an easy case, but at its core it would be: This person is living in my house without my permission, please order them to leave.
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