Mr Burston writes "Israelis of all extremes - those who believe that all the territories must be given away and those who believe that none should be, those who believe in a secular state and those who believe in a state ruled by Jewish law". In my view only the second element in each of these pairs of oppositions qualifies as an "extreme". The first - renunciation of the illegal colonies and acceptance of a secular state - is the "moderate" option, being in line with international law and minimal principles of democracy.
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