There is no hint in the French plan for "state of the Jewish people" because there are no longer recognized ethnic states - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 08.06.11 | 18:04 (IDT)

    The world has moved beyond ethnic states. The EU idea is based on a non-ethnic state, and the US is of course a prime example. In a democracy, a state is the state of all its citizens, and they decide by majority how the state should act (with constitutional protection for minorities). Netanyahu is presenting himself as a retard when he demands recognition as an ethnic state. The peace with Egypt and Jordan had no such a requirement. Of course, Netanyahu's goal is to decide the refugee problem before it is negotiated: If Israel is a state of the Jews, then no Arab refugee should come in. This is a hopeless demand which will only provide an excuse for non-action. Fortunately, Netanyahu will not act anyhow, so it is a non-issue.

    from the article: France to pursue Mideast conference despite U.S. reservations
    First published 09:11 08.06.11 | Last updated 09:11 08.06.11
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