Israel's identity is indeed complex, and every effort should be made to accomodate the sensitivities of its Muslim and Christian (and other) citizens. However, Israel will always, or should always, retain certain indicia of a Jewish state such as the Law of Return. It is the homeland of the Jews, not of any other people. If there is a Palestinian state, why shouldn't there be a Jewish state? But more importantly, winking at Arabs' refusal to accept Israel as a Jewish state is a big mistake. If Arabs refuse to accept Jews' historical, legal, and moral right to be there (and I have never heard any Arab say they accept this), then they will never really accept Israel. They may "deal with" Israel as a matter of expedience, but they will never truly make peace with Israel. The post by Raed Karni above is unfortunately typical of Arab thinking.
Australian hostage released by Al-Qaida in Burkina Faso; husband still held captive (AP)
from the article: The impossible forfeit
After Netanyahu says he would wait for a new U.S. president to reach a better military deal for Israel, American officials fire back.00:09 08.02.16 | 9 comments
Plan recognizes that two-state solution is not imminent, seeks to separate dozens of Jerusalem-area Palestinian villages from the city itself among other measures.11:26 08.02.16 | 0 comments
Why regulars at Anna Loulou in Jaffa – Israelis and Palestinians, straights and gays – have taken over running the unique establishment.14:27 08.02.16 | 2 comments