If this administration and the State Department want to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as they always claim they do, then acceding to a grossly fabricated refugee number will not serve that purpose; that only ensures the refugee issue will remain irreconcilable. The UNRWA definition of refugees applied to other refugee populations would lead to absurd numbers: 150 million or more refugees from the India-Pakistan war of the late 1940s, perhaps 10 times the number of original refugees, most of whom are of course no longer alive
This is reminds me of the Danny Ayalon video. Surely we can achieve peace whilst sensibly addressing the refugee issue. Israeli refugees have given up any rights to return to the Arab nations they were expelled from.