it's a newly invented precondition by a foot-dragging PM, and the world knows it, 3) Because democracies ALSO to not recognize Israel as "the Jewish state." They can't, because the statement disenfranchises 20% of the Israelis, 4) Because the Palestinians have recognized Israel's sovereignty four times since '88, and she has not reciprocated. 5) BTW-- ISrael is sovereign ONLY within her borders. He only LEGAL borders are the 1948 borders. So, only part of the land that Israel is on is sovereign Israel.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu's absurd demand for recognition of a Jewish state