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    • Ben Gurion
    • 13.03.06 | 19:18 (IST)

    Lieberman is not the author of the plan to exchange some WB land for Israeli Arab territory. This came up time and again for years. Lieberman of course is a racist extremist, and does not bother much with either the legality or morality of his plan, but that doesn't mean that the plan has no positive kernel to it. Establishing a clear, overwhelming Jewish majority in Israel will be good for Democracy for all. Jews will not need to fear Arab development, and will not need discriminatory legislation and practices. Instead of insisting (legally) that Israel is a Jewish Democratic state (some kind of a hybrid which allows discrimination), it will become a Democratic state. Of course, it will be illegal to force people who are Israeli citizens now to change their citizenship, if they choose to move from their present homes to other areas. For this, Israel can offer them sweeteners. Example, they can remain Israeli citizens, but their children born in Palestine will be Palestinians

    from the article: Lieberman - nyet, nyet, nyet
    First published 00:00 13.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 13.03.06
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