New Israel, 50% Jews 50% non-Jews - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • N Sutton
    • 20.04.10 | 11:19 (IDT)

    All the worry about Iran, neighboring Arab countries, the US, etc. are totally irrelevant to the much greater question, how will Israeli Jews deal with the fact that they have created a new 'Greater Israel' in which they are only 50% of the population? All the city building on the West Bank and East Jerusalem has made the created of a viable second state for non-Jews impossible a long time ago. Thus Israeli Jews are being confronted with the Law of Unintended Consequences. They now have to decide if they want to treat the non-Jews like the White South Africans did for several generations before finally accepting the new country they, in their religious and political zeal, have created or if they will treat these non-Jews as equals. All other issues pale in comparison to this matter

    from the article: In its 62nd year, Israel is in a diplomatic, security and moral limbo
    First published 00:48 19.04.10 | Last updated 02:00 19.04.10
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