THE ISRAELI- PALESTINIAN CONFLICT: A QUESTION OF THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEE PROBLEM?

C. Iheanacho Iheanacho, Victor Adesiyan (PhD)

Abstract


This paper is an attempt to find a sustainable solution for the Palestinian refugee problem. It analyzes the Palestinian refugee case and how different actors in the Palestine-Israeli conflict view it. The Palestinian refugees’ problem is one of the most complicated matters in the peace negotiations between the two parties and without solving it there will be no permanent and sustainable peace in the Middle East region. There is a need for compromise from both the Israelis as well as the Palestinians to find a sustainable solution for the Palestinian refugee problem. The international community in general and those who have the political, military as well as economic power in particular must play an important role in the final settlement of the issue by providing economic incentives to repatriate and compensate the Palestinian refugees. While some Palestinian refugees might go back to their home land in Israel, others might have no choice but to be permanently settled in their host countries provided they have full right citizenship and in the promised Palestinian State.

Keywords


Conflict, Israel, Palestine, Peace, Refugees, United Nations.

Full Text:

PDF

References


Abuzayda, W. (2018). Understanding the Attitude in Israel Towards the Application of the Right of Return for Palestinian Refugees. San Francisco. University of San Francisco Press.

Abu Zayyad, Z. (2013). “Palestinian Refugees: A Realistic Approach,” Palestine-Israel Journal.

Akram, S. M., (2002), ‘Palestinian Refugees and Their Legal Status: Rights, Politics, and

Implications for a Just Solution,’ Journal of Palestine Studies, 123 (31), pp. 36-51.

Alao, D. (2012). An Assessment of Ethno-Communal Conflicts in Saare/Tsaragi Communities of Kwara State, Nigeria. An Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis. Babcock University, Ilishan, Nigeria.

Anifowose, R. (1982). Violence and politics in Nigeria: The Tiv and Yoruba experience. Enugu, Nigeria: Nok publishers International.

Awawdeh, W. (2012) .1948 Palestinians commemorate Nakba and insist on return. Aljazeera. Doha

Bahour, S. (2013). “Diaspora Jews Must Speak Out against the Israeli Law of Return,” Mondoweiss press.

Bregman, A. (2005) Elusive Peace: How the Holy Land Defeated America, London: Penguin Books

Camp David and the Al-Aqsa Intifada (2012). ” The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. Oxford Press.

Grabska, K., (2006), Who Asked Them Anyway? Rights, Policies and Wellbeing of Refugees in Egypt. Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty. University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Hanania, M. (2018). Israeli and Plaestinian Narratives of Conflict: History’s Double Helix.

Khalidi, R. (2006). The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood, Boston: Beacon Press.

Khalidi, R. (2013). “Toward a Solution,” Palestinian Refugees: Their Problem and Their Future, Washington D.C.: The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine

Larfela, R.A. (2016), "Interdepartmental Conflict" in IPM Manpower Journal, Pretoria, Volume (2). pp. 29-32.

Miller, E. (2018). The Intractable Issue: Palestinian Refugees and the Israeli- Palestinian Peace Negotiations. The Atkin Paper Series.

Morris, B. (2010) 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War, Tel Aviv: Am Oved (Hebrew

Muasher, M. (2008). The Arab Hand is still outstretched’. The Atkin Paper Series (Hebrew) http://www.haaretz.co.il/misc/1.1342599

Robbins, S.P. (2017). Managing Organizational Conflict: A Non-Traditional Approach. Eagle Woodcliff. New Jersey. Prentice-Hall.

Rotberg, R. (2006). Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History's Double Helix. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Sheva, A. (2003). Israel: Right of Return’ is a Non-starter. Tel aviv, Israel.

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 of December 1948

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3236 of November 1974.

United Nations Relief and Work Agency: Who We Are,” UNRWA, n.d. Web. 13 March 2020. http://www.unrwa.org/who-we-are

Weintraub, M. (2009). The Refugees and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Telos Group.INC.

Yemini, B.D. (2009). What about the Jewish Nakba? Israeli Daily Newspaper. Maariv.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


 

 

 

 

ISSN (Print): 2276-8645

 

 

   

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.