I don't understand Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve
    • 12.10.10 | 05:53 (IST)

    First question: Why is Israel so hell bent in protecting settlement constructions if the settlements themselves would have to be dismantled in any peace negotiation. Second question: Why is Israel so hell bent in building settlements in areas that are Palestinian and muslim in character when at the same time Israel feels and existential demographic threat to the Jewishness character of Israel? Third question: Why is Israel so worried about forcing other nations to acknowledge that they are Jewish? The internal matters of how a country identifies itself are trifle to outsiders. Fourth question: How would Israel react if Abbas gives up hope of establishing his own country and then demands to become Israeli citizen like the rest of his fellow Palestiniansl?

    from the article: Netanyahu asking Palestinians to cede right of return
    First published 01:30 12.10.10 | Last updated 01:30 12.10.10
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