Israel is a Jewish state. And democratic. Why would the Palestinians care if Israel is a Jewish state or not if it recognizes its right to exist? The reason is simple. Arabs in Israel have a right to vote, something that they don't have in any other country in the Middle East. That, coupled with the right of return would allow for the destruction of "Israel" and the creation of "Palestine" on all the land subjected to UN 181. Sorry Akiva, no one in Israel is buying into your typical, Nethanyahu is bad, Palestinians are good routine. THe fact that Palestinians refuse to recognize that Israel is a Jewish state is proof that Nethanyahu's argument is valid.
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from the article: Netanyahu asking Palestinians to cede right of return