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    • Serge
    • 23.10.10 | 11:27 (IST)

    It essentially seeks to prove that the Jewish people does not exist. It does so by relying on Wikipedia versions of social-science concepts that are not quite on. Mr. Akita should, rather, refer to the concept of a "people" under international law, not that of an "ethnos" in sociological theory. The Jewish right to self-determination is clearly based in the existence of the Jewish people. Mr. Akita is free to argue that, contrary to the UN's finding at the time Israel was created, we do not actually exist. And we are free to point out that this sort of racist half-argument has no place here.

    from the article: Who will recognize the Israeli nation?
    First published 02:41 22.10.10 | Last updated 02:41 22.10.10
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