It's always nice (NOT) to see a Jew say such asinine things, especially when the dumbscheisse gets the history wrong.
For one, he seems to have his history of Israel’s independence backwards – it was, after all, the Arab states that rejected the UN partition plan and chose to launch a war of annihilation against the nascent Jewish state instead. This war created the Palestinian refugee problem – but Levy thinks the refugees are Israel’s fault.
For another, the Arab League insisted that the Arabs living in what is now Israel leave their homes sot the League could drive the Jews into the sea...unfortunately, that didn't happen. So that created the "refugee problem" that has plagued the Middle East for decades. Those nations that took these people in could have solved the problem easily by granting them citizenship. After all, Jordan is made up of some 90% "Palestinians," who are in reality ethnic Arabs.
Levy’s argument – and J Street’s defense of it – help propagate the Palestinian myth of the “Nakba,” which, in the words of Sol Stern, “connotes a historical catastrophe inflicted on an innocent and blameless people (in this case, the Palestinians) by an overpowering outside force (international Zionism).”Thus, in reality, the "problem" of Palestinians lays at the feet of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and the Saudi's, but don't expect them to admit it. It has been for more than 50 years a method of distracting their own oppressed populace from the internal issues that could threaten their own stability.