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    • Avihu
    • 01.12.07 | 20:17 (IST)

    Of course Israel has Arabs living here, with the same rights as all other citizens although not yet with the same responsibilities. But so does Greece, the nation-state of the Greek people that has a large Albanian minority in it. And so does Lithuania that has a large Russian and Polish minorities that are Lithuanian citizens in the nation-state of the Lithuanian people. And the same you will find with every nation-state worldwide. Having minorities living in a state does not mean the state does not have a national orientation and affinity. To think it does implies lack of knowledge of the nature of the concept of a nation-state. The Palestinian Arabs want a nation-state. Do they really want it clean of all Jews.....???

    from the article: Report: Abbas reiterates refusal to recognize Israel as 'Jewish state'
    First published 00:00 01.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.12.07
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