Israel cannot have it all - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • US Citizen
    • 01.06.13 | 18:05 (IDT)

    Essentially, Israel faces two choices: It can be a conglomerate of tribes struggling against each other, or an open society that respects cultural and religious differences, where each citizen participates in building the economy and shaping the state's institutions. Even more fundamentally, demographic trends mean that Israel can't have it all. It can't be a Jewish state, a democratic state, and a state in control of its whole historical land. It can only have two of its objectives at a time. Think of it this way: Israel can be Jewish and territorial -- but not democratic. Or it can be democratic and territorial -- but not Jewish. Or finally, it can be Jewish and democratic -- but not territorial. This third choice is the one that can conceivably lead to a two-state solution. Israel is destroying itself demographically and morally, what fools.

    from the article: U.S. efforts to renew Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations: Too little, too late?
    First published 22:42 31.05.13 | Last updated 10:05 31.05.13
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