SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WE NEED TO ASK TO UNDERSTAND THE BACKGROUND TO THE ‘PALESTINE REFUGEE PROBLEM’
The theory of change states that regular change occurs in small steps.(incrementalism). until they are no longer adequate and Major change is required, for example product redesign or company reorganisation.
70 years have been spent on trying to resolve the Palestine Refugee issue with no results. Major change is required. This will involve the resettlement of Palestine Refugees just as Jewish Exiles from Arab countries were resettled.
A BETTER MIDDLE EAST FUTURE BY COOPERATION INSTEAD OF OPPOSITION
What is the difference between Jewish exiles from Arab countries and Palestinian Refugees from Israel?
Jewish exiles have been settled.
Palestinian Refugees are still called ‘refugees’ They have been supported for the past 70 years by one UN agency (UNWRA) while refugees from the rest of the world are supported by another UN agency (UNHCR)
TO KNOW WHAT W CAN DO CAN WE DO
We need to answer questions such as the following to understand the background
Who are the Palestinian refugees?
All who lived in Palestine during the British mandate period were called Palestinians. Where did this name come from and why is it now limited to Palestinian Arabs?
Who were the Jewish exiles from Arab countries?
How many Jewish exiles were there and where did they come from?
Why has there been no Jewish exile problem while the Palestine Refugee problem remains after 70 years?
How many Palestinians are there?
Why are Palestinian refugees treated as second class citizens by other Arab countries?
What are the demands of the Palestinians?
What is the legal position of the Palestinian refugees?
Why is understanding corruption so important?
What are the arguments for and against ‘salaries’ being paid by the Palestinian government to terrorists held in Israeli prisons?
Why are Palestinian suicide bombers thought of as martyrs?
Why are the Palestinian refugees the only group of worldwide refugees whose numbers are constantly expanding?
Why are there two UN refugee organisations?
How much does each of these organisations cost to maintain?
Why is the UN organisation that looks after the smallest number of refugees far more expensive than the UN organisation that looks after most refugees?
Why do some Arab countries have two systems for a function such as education or health?
(The answers to many questions changes over time. Use internet links to find the current figures)