It is all about demographics - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Roberto
    • 25.01.11 | 04:07 (IST)

    There is absolutely no reason except econnomics that Arab Israelis would want to be part of Israel. If their villages could be ceded to Palestine and their Israeli welfare benefits continued then they would become Palestinian in droves. The only other possible reason they would want to stay their villages to stay in Israel is that they figure themselves to be pawns in the demographic equation. Hoping that their insistence to stay Israeli will tip the demogrpahic balance some time in the future is their only other motivation not to become Palestinian. Honestly, why would any of them want to maintain their relationship with a Jewish state. Except if they have ulterior motives

    from the article: 'Livni proposed moving several Israeli Arab towns to Palestinian side of border'
    First published 00:56 25.01.11 | Last updated 00:56 25.01.11
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