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    • Murray
    • 09.12.07 | 19:48 (IST)

    Well, Joseph, it's clear that people have different ideas of what a "Jewish state" means. For the Palestinians who were forced out of Israel in 1947-8, they see this as judging that process legimitate - so they'll never accept it, any more than the Jews would - or should - have accepted 1944 Germany as an Aryan state. For the Jews escaping from Europe or forced out of Arab countries after 1948, it means their lifesaving refuge, so they'll never give it up. But when we come to practical matters: if your "Jewish state" is in the same sense as your "Christian state" - things like Shabat and kosherut - I don't think anyone has a problem. But it seems to me that it's more important to convince Israeli Arabs that Israel is THEIR state than that it's a Jewish state. No?

    from the article: The impossible forfeit
    First published 00:00 09.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.12.07
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