Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745317762 Published September 2001 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return

Edited by Naseer Aruri

Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return

Edited by Naseer Aruri

Distributed for Pluto Press

312 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457 | © 2001  
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745317762 Published September 2001 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $84.00 ISBN: 9780745317779 Published September 2001 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

With renewed conflict in the Middle East, the prospect of a peaceful resolution looks more unlikely than ever. The Palestinian right of return to their homes has been upheld in international law and through United Nations' resolutions for fifty years. Equally the right of return has been denied by Israel and deferred to a "final status" issue in the Oslo Accords. It is on this right of return that the Palestinians are united. And it is this issue which is so frequently ignored by the international media.

With major contributions from a range of international experts, including Edward W. Said, Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappe, Alain Gresh and Norman Finkelstein, this volume examines the Palestinians’ right of return. Chapters cover the historical roots of the Palestinian refugee question; the rights of the refugees under international law; the special case of Lebanon; Israeli perceptions of the refugee question; the practical feasibility of the return; the role of the United States and the European Union and the Refugee Question; the value of the refugee property; the principles of compensation; and a programme for an Independent Rights Campaign.

Contents

Preface  
Elaine C. Hagopian

Introduction: The Right of Return at Last
Edward W. Said

PART I THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT
1.The Right to Expel:The Bible and Ethnic Cleansing
Michael Prior
2. The Historical Roots of the Palestinian Refugee Question
Nur Masalha

PART II THE INTERESTS OF THE MAJOR ACTORS
3. Israeli Perceptions of the Refugee Question
Ilan Pappe
4. The United States and the Refugee Question
Noam Chomsky
5. The European Union and the Refugee Question
Alain Gresh
6. The Palestine Liberation Organization: From the Right ofReturn to Bantustan
Jaber Suleiman

PART III RETURN OR PERMANENT EXILE
7. Return or Permanent Exile?
Joseph Massad
8. The Obligations of Host Countries to Refugees under International Law: The
Case of Lebanon
Wadie Said
9. Meeting the Needs of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
Nahla Ghandour

PART IV REFUGEE CLAIMS AND THE SEARCH FOR A JUST SOLUTION
10. Reinterpreting Palestinian Refugee Rights underInternational Law
Susan Akram
11. The Right of Return: Sacred, Legal and Possible
Salman Abu-Sitta
12. Deconstructing the Link: Palestinian Refugees and JewishImmigrants from
Arab Countries
Jan Abu Shakrah
13. Valuing Palestinian Losses in Today’s Dollars
Atif Kubursi
14. A Programme for an Independent Rights Campaign
Ingrid JaradatGassner
15. Towards Convening a Congress of Return andSelf-Determination
Naseer Aruri
16. Lessons of Holocaust Compensation
Norman G. Finkelstein

Index

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