Palestinian Refugees: Old Problems - New Solutions

This book combines contributions from Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, Egyptians, Americans, and Europeans. In addition to focusing on the Palestinian refugees, the essays present various proposals for solving the Palestinian problem in general.

Ginat Joseph and Edward J. Perkins, The Palestinian Refugees: Old Problems – New Solutions, University of Oklahoma Press, 2001.

Based on a 1999 conference at the University of Oklahoma International Program Center, Palestinian Refugees combines contributions from Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, Egyptians, Americans, and Europeans. In addition to focusing on the Palestinian refugees, the essays present various proposals for solving the Palestinian problem.

Organized in two parts, the volume presents both scholarly essays and position papers. The scholarly essays place current issues in historical context and explore and Palestinian belief in the "right of return" and questions of appropriate compensation. The position papers focus on policy and offer a variety of perspectives.

Concluding the volume is a special essay on public polls that gauge how Palestinians and Israelis view the circumstances of Palestinian refugees and what they feel about possible solutions. Also featured in this book are a foreword by His Royal Highness Prince Hassan of Jordan, a preface by former U.S. Senator David L. Boren, and an introduction by volume editors Joseph Ginat and Edward J. Perkins.

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