They Say We Say: If people really cared about Palestinians

They Say We Say We know that pro-Israel does not mean blindly supporting policies that are irrational, reckless, and counter-productive. Pro-Israel means supporting policies that are consistent with Israel's interests and promote its survival as a Jewish, democratic state.

You've heard the arguments of the religious and political right-wing, and so have we. They've had their say. Now, we'll have ours.

Go HERE for all installments of APN's "They Say, We Say"

What about refugees? (Palestinian and Jewish)

They Say:

If people really cared about Palestinians, they'd have found homes for the so-called "refugees" rather than forcing them to stay in limbo for more than six decades. The fact that these people are still in limbo proves this is just political and anti-Israel.

We Say:

The wars of 1948 and 1967 gave birth to a population of Palestinian refugees - men, women, and children who lost their land, homes and livelihoods in the land that is now Israel. The resulting refugee issue, which includes the original refugees and their descendents, today remains at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Morally, a resolution of this human tragedy must be one of the most important goals of the peace process.

The issue of Palestinian refugees has been recognized by all parties - including Israel - as an integral part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and one of the key "final status issues" that must be resolved through negotiations.