In the wake of this week’s introduction by Lebanon of a restrictive new visa policy for Syrian refugees, Al Jazeera America’s Michael Pizzi interviewed Professor Dawn Chatty for his latest article, published yesterday. With registered Syrian refugees currently numbering over 1 million in Lebanon, and no end to the Syria war in sight, some Lebanese fear this will become another permanent refugee crisis akin to the 1948 Palestinian exodus. Professor Chatty argues that such comparisons are premature, noting “For Palestinians, their country disappeared — they became stateless for eternity. For Syrians, there is still a strong hope for return”.
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Refugees from Syria: Transitional Justice and Reconciliation