From the FOX interview with Chris Wallace: WALLACE: Where do you stand on the right of return? CAIN: The right of return? (Pause) The right of return? (Pause) WALLACE: The Palestinian right of return. CAIN: That is something that should be negotiated. That is something that should be negotiated. Pro that he is, Wallace restated the question, spelling out precisely what he was asking to make sure there was no confusion. WALLACE: Do you think the Palestinian refugees, the people who were kicked out of the land in 1948, should be able or should have any right to return to Israeli land? CAIN: Yes. But under β but not under Palestinian conditions. Yes. They should have a right to come back if that is a decision that Israel wants to make. Back to β it's up to Israel to determine the things they will accept. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it real clear in his statement following the statement that President Obama made. They are wiling to make some concessions. They are willing to give on a lot of things. They are willing to be compassionate. Actually, Netanyahu, like many Israeli Jews, is fairly strongly opposed to the Palestinian "right of return," the idea that those Palestinians who lost their homes in 1948 and during subsequent hostilities could return to their land within Israel's borders as part of an ultimate agreement. Herman Cain Wasn't Able On Palestinian Right Of Return Question : It's All Politics : NPR He did walk it back in a later statement put out by his campaign staff - but it's possible, if people are as unforgiving as Harry tends to be, that it's too little knowledge, gleaned much too late. All Israeli governments have rejected the "right" of large numbers of Arabs or Palestinians to return to what is now the state of Israel. Such an en masse return would unbalance Israel's demographic makeup as the world's sole Jewish state. In this light, should the "right of return" "be negotiated," as I said, "if that is a decision that Israel wants to make"? Certainly, and to reiterate, it's Israel's call. Israel has a long record of being more gracious to its enemies than its enemies are to it, and this would be yet another example of that. But is the "right of return" a moral imperative? Is it something Israel must grant? Is it something the United States ought to encourage? The answer is no on every count Whoops! Herman Cain Tries To Clean Up His Israel 2012 Rollout #Fail (VIDEO) | TPMDC He might have done better to give Chris Wallace the same answer about Israel that he gave about Afghanistan: "I think it is disingenuous to tell the American people what I would do when I don't have the intelligence information," he said. "I don't have all of the factors that are affecting this particular situation." "I owe the American people a responsible decision and a responsible plan," he added. "And I don't think any candidate can responsibly say what they would do if they are elected president." I don't know about anybody else, but a presidential candidate who feels incapable of stating what he'd do in a situation he is most likely going to inherit should he be elected probably isn't going to get my vote.