The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
What Levy is asking is more like placating his own developed rejectionism and personal interests in all realms, to then be categorized as a legitimate nation. First of all, I take offense that Levy continues to espouse that Israel is a "regime" - no it's a Parliamentary democracy with 28 parties. It's last 2013 election voted in a moderate coalition government. Israel's legitimacy stems over 3000 years of history. The source of its status as a nation-state based on national (political) and religious connotation - thanks to the Biblical King David - is just as applicable today. It's not "purely ethnic" because there is no such thing today as a "purely ethnic" Jew! I'm an Israeli Jew of Babylonian ancestry and my kids are Canadian-Israeli-Babylonian-Polish-Russian Jewish ancestry. Judaism entails not only religious but a national connection and that's the uniqueness of the Jewish civilization and should be accepted as such. The two-states resolution to the conflict with the Palestinians sustains that uniqueness which does not have to be habitually defended time after time. A modern democracy has to accept every citizen's rights applicable to the nation's statutes.