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    • Debbie Gordon
    • 02.03.07 | 19:26 (IST)

    Actually, a state belongs to all its citizens or it isn't a democratic state. Period. The Arab model of a constitution actually modernizes Israel by moving it toward a normal nation-state in which citizenship is determined not by ethnicity or religion but on the basis of residency. This is a good thing for Israel, not a bad thing. Ethnic cleansers and racists don't like states to modernize, but history isn't on their side. I don't believe in Islamic, Jewish, or Christian states. It's not a good idea, period.

    from the article: Druze, Circassian forum: Israel should remain a Jewish state
    First published 00:00 01.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.03.07
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