Surely it is up to Israel to determine how it defines itself and up to the Palestinians to determine how to define themselves.Asking the Palestinians to recognise Israel as a Jewish state achieves nothing other than another unanswerable and unwinnable argument----....Poland is a catholic country but defines itself and does not ask others to define it for them in terms of being a catholic state....why must religion become the politics of international relations? Let the Palestinians define themselves as they choose and let Israel define itself without requiring others to say whether Israel is or is not Jewish. (incidentally and as a side issue it is an insult to the Christian and Muslim citizens of Israel to define the state only in terms of religion.)
Israeli official: Der Spiegel report is an attack on Merkel's ties with Netanyahu (Haaretz)
from the article: Who will recognize the Israeli nation?