Is there a need for a 'Right to return' for Jewish people to Israel?

Posted by: BblackkBbirdd

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BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-28T18:50:01.2551462-05:00
I hate auto fill definitions. I deleted it, why did it come back?
lightingbolt50 says2014-07-28T18:59:50.1040700-05:00
Bblack, I think it's better this way.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-28T19:10:31.1181078-05:00
I don't quite understand this. My vote was accidental.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-28T19:11:19.0133180-05:00
I don't quite understand this and my vote was accidental. Are you asking if Jews have the right to live in the region, or is Israel has the right to exist?
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-28T19:11:33.0535880-05:00
*does Israel
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-28T20:22:28.3006181-05:00
Opps, I put 'right' instead of 'law of return'. In answer to your question, neither really. Law of return means that every Jew in the world is granted the right to settle in Israel. The question is meant to ask, but isn't really clear in doing so (tired, not concise when tired, going to bed now) whether this law is still 'needed' today and if there is still a place for it. I was thinking about how the law is fundamentally discriminatory, notably how a Palestinian refugee can't automatically gain the right to settle on land their ancestors lived on for hundreds of years but someone from the opposite end of the earth can, just because they're Jewish. Also one of the main arguments for creating Israel was that so there would be a country where Jews wouldn't be persecuted but in 2014 this isn't an issue due to anti-discrimination laws etc. So, yeah, I'm not asking if Israel has the right to exist or if Jews have a right to live in the region, but if this law which automatically gives you the right to gain citizenship somewhere because of your religion is sill 'needed' today (taking into consideration the reasons for creating this law in the first place).
Haroush says2014-07-28T20:26:21.9371454-05:00
Umm... Palestine was Israel's land for 2,000 years which was taken over by the Ancient Romans that named it "Palestine" after Israel's enemies as an insult to the Jewish people.

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