There are two sides to the refugee story, and the Israeli side is one of the best-kept secrets of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Op-ed in The Guardian

 Deputy FM Ayalon: Jewish refugees must not be neglected in peace talks


Deputy FM Danny Ayalon (Archive photo)

"While those Arabs who fled or left mandatory Palestine and Israel numbered roughly 750,000, there were more than 900,000 Jewish refugees subsequently expelled or forced out from Arab lands at around the same time…

…Israel has cleared the way for negotiations to restart by constantly declaring that all issues will be on the table. The Jewish refugee issue must be one of them. This issue cuts to the heart of a regional solution to the conflict and recognises that a resolution will encompass all claims by all sides…"

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