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Refugees

Understanding the roots of Arab-Israeli conflict

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Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon features in the latest video produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled "The Truth about the Refugees"

As the name implies, the video gives a historical account of the refugees, both Jewish and Arab, created by the Israeli War of Independance in 1948. Refugees from that war and their descendents (on the Palestinian side) are still being used by many in the Palestinian camp as an excuse to refuse to negotiate a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
The issue is also widely used by Israel's enemies around the world to demonize the Jewish State, making Ayalon's video particularly helpful for pro-Israel activists.

This video and the accompanying articles serve as an introduction to this complex and difficult subject.