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    • Dane Van Dyck
    • 07.10.11 | 15:11 (IST)

    The point that this article makes most clearly is that even Israel's most liberal spectrum cannot admit equal participation for non-Jews as citizens of Israel. Although couched in terms of peace, the author makes demands which Palestinian society as a whole must reject. Israeli Jews would do well to discriminate between their democracy and its counterparts around the world. To be fair, the prevailing sentiment in Israel favors an "engineered" democracy with a high (greateer than one) Jew/Arab ratio.

    from the article: Open letter to Mahmoud Abbas for Yom Kippur
    First published 12:56 07.10.11 | Last updated 12:56 07.10.11
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