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    • Margie in Tel Aviv
    • 21.11.07 | 10:44 (IST)

    All that hardship and blood and effort and sheer determination would be for nothing if we didn't make sure that our path is laid down. The fact that this is a Jewish state is the reason for our existence. It's the basis for our national morality and the education of our children, for international politics, for immigration and for planning for the future. It's the basis on which we negotiate with the rest of the world. It's the reason why Hebrew and not English is our national language. It's the reason for our flag and our anthem. Nobody (for the thousandth time) rejects those neighbouring states that clearly call themselves The Islamic state of ..... Perhaps we should change our name to 'The Jewish State of Israel' and make it clear to the world who we are and why we are here.

    from the article: Peace is not child's play
    First published 00:00 21.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 21.11.07
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