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    • fcj
    • 17.10.10 | 12:39 (IST)

    that American Jews probably aren't informed enough about the implications of the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state. They're not stupid people, so presumably they haven't thought through the implications of it - if the PA would make such a statement, all future Israeli governments would use it to argue that the right of return had been forfeited (by a government which wasn't elected by Palestinian refugees, no less) and the fascist right in Israel would use it to continue marginalizing and disenfranchising Arab citizens. I think if American Jews realized this, their opinions would be different because they, unlike a lot of their counterparts in Israel, have a genuine regard for human rights and decency

    from the article: U.S. Jews and Israel versus Barack Obama
    First published 01:01 17.10.10 | Last updated 01:01 17.10.10
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