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Presented at the Inaugural International Conference of the Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy at Roger Williams University on April 15/16 of 2004, and included in volume three: Diplomatic Briefing Papers of the Working Papers series.


A third of the Palestinians just in Gaza are living in refugee camps. The disposition of these refugees, and the Palestinian assertion of a “right of return” to Israel is a hugely contentious issue. The Palestinian acquisition of the Halutza sand dunes through land swaps could confer a great deal of benefit regarding the refugee issue and others.