Let me make some things clear from my perspective as a Palestinian: 1- Nobody here has trouble *admitting* that Israel *is* a Jewish state. 2- Asking for *recognition* as a Jewish state is a demand to drop the right of return (which is not the same as *allowing* the actual return of Palestinian refugees). If Israel insists on such recognition, it must be prepared to recognize its responsibility for the banishment of 750,000 Palestinian non-Jews and offer to do all in its power to compensate and rehabilitate them. However; 3- Israel does not need us or anybody else to recognize it as whatever it wants to be, and insisting on it is just a delay tactic, not to mention playing the international cry baby. 4- A Jewish State must uphold Jewish values, which have more or less been obliterated by Israel's occupation and domination of my people.
AG examines probes deal by new police chief Hirsch's security firm (Haaretz)
from the article: Peace is not child's play