Don't agree with this definition: "Doesn’t belong solely to its citizens, but to the entire Jewish people". - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Serge
    • 21.05.13 | 17:08 (IDT)

    That's not a correct way of stating it. The State of Israel doesn't "belong" to American Jews or French Jews or anyone else in the diaspora. A better way to put it is that the State of Israel is the instrument of self-determination of the Jewish people and, therefore, has a fiduciary duty towards the Jewish people as a collective entity (collective rights), in adition to its fiduciary duty towards every one of its individual citizens (individual rights). What's more, the Jewish people isn't the only people to whom Israel owes a fiduciary duty -- the same is true of national minorities, the Israeli Druze, the Israeli Circassians, the Israeli Palestinians, the Israeli Bedouin. Israel's duty towards the Jewish people is clearly not the same as its duty towards its national minorities, but these co-exist and must be balanced. In the same way, all of these must be balanced with individual rights. Hey, noone said running a nation-state was easy!

    from the article: Defining Zionism: The belief that Israel belongs to the entire Jewish people
    First published 06:09 21.05.13 | Last updated 06:09 21.05.13
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