The Jewish people not the Jewish religion - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • jip
    • 25.09.11 | 14:39 (IDT)

    As Jew I do not want Israel to be a theocracy but it is the home of the Jewish people. Jewish identity in contast to Christian and Muslim identity has always included a national and religious side . "Am Israel" the people or nation of Israel is an identity from 3000 years ago. There Jews who are atheists their identity as Jews is solely in the national element. No one is suggesting Abbas settle the internal Jewish religious debate of who is a Jew. Just to recognize what he is demanding for his own people and what the UN partition reolution recognized in 1947.Palestine a state for the Palestinian Arab people and Israel a state for the Jewish people, Just a France is French and Germany it German and

    from the article: Spain recognizes Israel as Jewish homeland, for first time
    First published 10:21 25.09.11 | Last updated 10:21 25.09.11
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