Yes, you are absolutely right on the Jewish core of Zionism and Israel, and how crucial it is. Akiva Eldar doesn't dispute it, but comments the timing this demand -in the middle of nowhere- comes. It isn't put into a serious frame, in a fruitful context, where it can be recognized by the PLO and the Arabs. Rather, it is like a lame kite that Lieberman elevates -only God knows why now, and why in this hasty way, which precisely takes away from the fundamental weight this issue really bears.
from the article: Peace is not child's play