It is so clear, Abbas's refusesal to recognize Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dudi
    • 02.12.07 | 08:46 (IST)

    as the nation-state of the Jewish people - in contrast to the self-determination of our people and UN resolution 181 - is indicative of his long term intention: to eliminate the nation-state of the Jewish people. It will be easier to eliminate this entity, while collaborating with the Arabs inside Israel, when Israel is perceived as an illegitimate entity. Granting legitimacy to the Jewish state by contrast will make it much more difficult for the Palestinians to bring about what they have never stopped hoping for - the elimination of this political entity. Therefore, Israel should stop all discussions with Abbas until and unless he agrees to state clearly in Arabic, Hebrew and English, that Israel is indeed the nation-state of the Jewish people and is here by right, as the future Palestinian Arab state will exist by right as the nation-state of the Palestinian Arab people!

    from the article: Report: Abbas reiterates refusal to recognize Israel as 'Jewish state'
    First published 00:00 01.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.12.07
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