March 26, 2007

For Many Palestinians, "Return" Is Not a Goal

From For Many Palestinians, "Return" Is Not a Goal: Some younger and wealthier Palestinians in Jordan are quietly voicing the idea it may be neither possible nor desirable to go back to the homes they or their families left in the 1948 fighting that led to Israel's creation. "When people think, 'Is it possible for us to go back?' deep inside they now know they are not going back," said Hanin Abu Rub, 33, a Web content manager. Even having such a debate was once impossible. Many, however, now say returning is becoming less and less feasible.