Mr Schocken is mistaken - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mike
    • 06.05.05 | 12:38 (IDT)

    As a peace-seeking Israeli, I really think that Mr Schocken has taken leave of his senses. Just one day after Holocaust Memorial Day does he need reminding that the primary aim of Israel is to provide a national home for the Jewish people, not to participate in a highly risky excercise of assimilation and intermarriage with our Arab neighbours? When I married my wife, she received citizenship here immediately as a Jew, whereas if I had wanted citizenship of her European country I would have had to wait a number of years and meet various other conditions. I see no problem and no racism in that, and although I am now eligible for that citizenship have never even thought of applying for it. We are Jews and this country is our home. If an Israeli Arab wants to marry a Palestinian, why can't they set up their joint home in Palestine? One can have very good relationships with one's neighbours without any need to camp out in each others gardens or living rooms. We need a clear separation between a Palestinian and a Jewish state, and mutual respect, not mutual intermarriage.

    from the article: Does Israel want peace?
    First published 00:00 06.05.05 | Last updated 00:00 06.05.05
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