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    • Debbie Downer
    • 10.01.13 | 08:00 (IST)

    If the Haredim, the progressives, the settlers, the Arabs, and all the other groups can't get along as part of the same country, then will the inevitable result be the breakup of Israel (and the Palestinian territories) into a grouping of city-states? Perhaps the seculars will get Tel Aviv, the settlers will end up with (parts of) the West Bank, the Haredim will get most of Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, etc., the Druze will end up with part of Golan Heights, and the Bedouins will inherit the Negev? Maybe instead of a two-state or one-state solution, we could be inevitably heading down the road to a fifteen-state solution, for better or for worse.

    from the article: Israel’s election is a culture war
    First published 13:23 09.01.13 | Last updated 13:23 09.01.13
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