A secular state for all to guard against a theocracy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mike
    • 30.11.09 | 21:23 (IST)

    The Israeli settlements have made the two states solution impossible. Very wrong are those Israelis who think that a solely Jewish state can eternally survive the hatred it creates in the hearts of billions of Muslims. Just as wrong are those who think that a solely Jewish free Palestinian state is attainable any time soon if ever. The only option left is a one secular state for all Palestinians and Israelis, in which all have equal rights and responsibilities ; a state in which all can live, work and travel any where in the holy land. Such a state will guard secular Israelis and Palestinians as well as the minorities of both peoples from a state ever becoming a theocracy. I believe any other alternative will, in the long run, spell the annihilation of both peoples and perhaps millions more.

    from the article: Peace Plan: Trading settler Israelis for refugee Palestinians
    First published 15:21 30.11.09 | Last updated 15:23 30.11.09
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