- Right of Return
- The term applied to the long-standing Palestinian demand for the absolute return to Israel of Arab refugees from the War of Independence (1948—49). Proponents legitimize the demand in an interpretation of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 of 11 December 1948. Israel has consistently rejected this interpretation, arguing further that the "right of return" does not exist in international law and that its implementation in the case of the Palestinians is impractical and a direct threat to Israel's national security. In the negotiations with the Palestinians at Camp David, Maryland, in July 2000 (Camp David II), Israel's prime minister Ehud Barak proposed a formula for addressing the Palestinian refugee question whereby the "right of return" would be applied exclusively to the West Bank-Gaza Palestinian state and with the number of actual returnees pegged to the state's absorptive capacity. Also part of Barak's proposal was the permanent resettlement of refugees in the Arab countries of their current residence, such as Lebanon, or in third countries; the limited repatriation of refugees to Israel on humanitarian grounds, including family reunification; and the establishment of an international fund to compensate the refugees for lost properties, to which Israel would contribute. In an exchange of letters with Israel's prime minister Ariel Sharon on 14 April 2004, President George W. Bush of the United States stated inter alia that the "right of return" should be limited to the West Bank-Gaza Palestinian state.
Historical Dictionary of Israel. Bernard Reich David H. Goldberg. Edited by Jon Woronoff..
Look at other dictionaries:
Right of return — The term right of return refers to the principle in international law that members of an ethnic or national group have a right to immigration and naturalization into the country that they, the destination country, or both consider to be that… … Wikipedia
right of return — A *contractual agreement that gives the explicit right of *customer return of a *product … Auditor's dictionary
right of return — rights of Arabs that lived in Palestine before 1948 to return to their homes; rights of the banished and exiled to return to their lands … English contemporary dictionary
right to return to work — Maternity leave is governed by the Employment Rights Act 1996. All female employees who become pregnant are entitled to fourteen weeks maternity leave ( basic maternity leave ) and thereafter return to the same job. Those with two years… … Law dictionary
Palestinian right of return — The Palestinian right of return (Arabic: حق العودة Ḥaqq al ʿawda ; Hebrew: זכות השיבה zkhut hashivah ) is a political position or principle asserting that Palestinian refugees, both first generation refugees and their descendants, have a right to … Wikipedia
Right of asylum — Asylum seekers by country of origin. 40,000 asylum seekers … Wikipedia
Right to die — For other uses, see Right to die (disambiguation). Suicide … Wikipedia
Return of the Champions — Livealbum von Queen + Paul Rodgers Veröffentlichung 19. September 2005 (CD); Oktober 2005 (DVD) Label … Deutsch Wikipedia
Return of the champions — Album par Queen + Paul Rodgers Sortie 19 septembre 2005 Enregistrement 9 mai 2005 Sheffield Durée 101 minutes Genre(s) Rock Producteur(s) … Wikipédia en Français
Return — Re*turn , n. 1. The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary. [1913 Webster] At the return of the year … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English