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    • Ezekiel
    • 10.12.07 | 01:34 (IST)

    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.

    from the article: The impossible forfeit
    First published 00:00 09.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.12.07
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