as a state that exists by RIGHT and not only as a fact, and the refusal to accept Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people that causes us, Israeli Jews and Jews in general to suspect the long term intentions of our Arab neighbors! Michel Sabbah still refuses to accept - 60 years later - the principle established by the UN in its resolution 181 that calls for the establishment of a "Jewish state" and an "Arab state" in Palestine. Indeed, he questions the very existence of our people, the Jewish people, as a people, and by so doing violating another universally accepted right, the right of the peoples to national self-determination. The sub-text of Michel Sabbah is the refusal to see Israel in existence as the nation-state of the Jewish people, and this is from the representative of the Pope in the Holy Land. How, I ask, can we have trust in any of our neighbors if this is the attitude that they hold about our state?!
Suspected assailant in car-ramming attack in West Bank shot (Haaretz)
from the article: Let there be peace