The Fifth Question - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Phillip Crawford
    • 09.10.11 | 02:05 (IST)

    The problem with this piece is it attempts to balance the PREFERENCE of some Israelis to live in a Jewish state against the RIGHT of the Palestinians to return to the homes from which they were expelled. Preferences are negotiable. Rights are not. Some Israelis may have a preference for a Jewish state, but no one has a right to live in a Jewish state, just as no South African had a right to live in a white state. Israel has to make a choice whether it is a state based on apartheid and ethnic cleansing or a democratic state. It can't have it both ways.

    from the article: To be fair, what's really at stake in recognizing a Jewish state?
    First published 10:42 06.10.11 | Last updated 10:42 06.10.11
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