"...if people become accustomed to the large figure and we are actually obliged to accept the return of the refugees, we may find it difficult, when faced with hordes of claimants, to convince the world that not all of these formerly lived in Israeli territory. It would, in any event, seem desirable to minimize the numbers...than otherwise."
--Israeli official Arthur Lourie in a letter to Walter Eytan, director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry (ISA FM 2564/22). From Benny Morris, "The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem 1947-49", p. 297.--
%% "If we thought that instead of 200 Palestinian fatalities, 2,000 dead would put an end to the fighting at a stroke, we would use much more force...."
--Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, quoted in Associated Press, November 16, 2000.--

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Make Your Voice Heard in Coming U.S. Elections!

Make your voice heard! Help the CPRR Right of Return Campaign! On Election Day, please wear a sticker with the words "Right of Return for Palestinians!" or "I vote for the Palestinian Right to Return to their Homes!"

For this Election Day, purchase a roll of blank stickers and write the sentence on them or have your children write them out with crayons. Wear one and distribute as many as you can to your friends and colleagues. Have students and volunteers distribute these at voting booths.

Please take with you a copy of the CPRR Right of Return Petition (which you can print out from CPRR's website at and have as many people sign it as you can, then mail it back to CPRR. Students, volunteers, please take with you the petition, set a table outside polling centers and ask people to sign it. Make a difference this year-VOTE!

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