Recognition of distinct nation-state for a Jewish homeland is important for the region, and Israeli Arabs are equal citizens ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 08.01.14 | 02:52 (IST)

    as Israeli secular Jews have equal rights too in comparison to Orthodox Jewry within Israel. No group has superiority. Israel is a pluralistic democracy and the statutory holidays are designated through the Jewish calendar, as some government laws. Acceptance of Jewish state is also based on presence in the Holy Land over 3,000 years ago.

    from the article: Kerry asks Saudis, Jordan to support Palestinian recognition of Israel as Jewish state
    First published 23:07 07.01.14 | Last updated 23:07 07.01.14
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