Fact of existence vs Right to exist - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Oleg
    • 10.01.07 | 20:45 (IST)

    Not to acknowledge the fact of Israel's existence is the same as to say that Sun or Moon don't exist because one doesn't like their existence. As Benjamin Netanyahu wrote in his book "Durable Peace": "it's not the Fact of Israel's existence which needs to be recognized, but the Right of Israel to exist in peace and security as Jewish State". When someone like Khalid is saying that Israel needs to accept all the Arab refugees is same as denying right of Israel to exist as a Jewish State which is equal to advocating a peaceful destruction of the State of Israel. Everyone knows - that is a non starter. Any Israeli Prime Minister who compromises on Israel's territorial integrity and its Jewish nature puts not only his or her career in doubt, would put his or her physical existence in peril.

    from the article: Hamas denies Meshal said group would consider recognizing Israel
    First published 00:00 10.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 10.01.07
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