The premise of 'needing' a Jewish State was based on lies and distortions formed more than half a century ago. Apart from the fact that in any democratic and civilized world, any religiously defined state is backward, because it is neither democratic nor civilized, the idea of a State for a religion is nonsensical. Religions do not have homelands; they do not have States; they are not a race and they do not constitute a people. More to the point, the mere fact that most followers of the Jewish religion not only live outside of Israel but refuse to move to Israel, shows quite clearly that Jews, like members of all religions, in the modern age, live safe, secure and peaceful lives as citizens of different countries around the world. The idea of a Jewish State is all smoke and mirrors to justify the continued colonisation of Palestine and the subjugation of the indigenous Palestinians. Tragically, it is a 'spin' which will ultimately bring Israel down because no religiously defined State can survive in a modern, increasingly democratic world. A Jewish Israel would always be a world pariah because it would have to be an apartheid State in terms of its non-Jewish citizens. It just cannot work. It is in fact madness.
Prime Minister Netanyahu's meeting with security chiefs ends after four hours (haaretz)