Once again, an excellent and methodical explanation with meaning of homeland to Jewish people and homeland to Palestinian people, however... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 09.10.11 | 06:03 (IST)

    what remains as a challenging obstacle for both sides, nevertheless in the minority of numbers but still having a strong impact in moving forward in establishing two states as agreed upon in 1947, is the refusal of accepting the legitimacy of these two peoples' existence in this shared homeland - the Jewish (attributed to religious and nationalistic claims) being of over thousands of years and the Palestinian ancestry since the 7th century. Furthermore, what makes a nation distinct is its language (Hebrew) for Israel and for the Palestinians (Arabic, but of their own dialect), its culture and its customs - all of which remain characteristically part of their homeland, even as it endured in diaspora. And it's indeed a moral imperative to allow both nations to persevere.

    from the article: Dividing the Land of Israel into two states is a moral imperative
    First published 00:27 09.10.11 | Last updated 00:27 09.10.11
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