To Boycott (#22) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Morris Valentine
    • 03.12.07 | 23:44 (IST)

    Hello, Boycott, UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (November 1947) states in section I.A.3: "Independent Arab and Jewish States and the Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem, set forth in Part III of this Plan, shall come into existence in Palestine ... not later than 1 October 1948." Israel was, therefore, created deliberately and specifically by the UN as a "Jewish state"; and so I would argue that any nation which chooses to recognise Israel automatically recognises its "Jewishness" as well, at least implicitly. While I would be much happier with an explicit confirmation by the Palestinian Authority of Israel as a Jewish state, I no longer think it necessary for negociations between the parties to proceed: Israel's "Jewishness" was established from its start. Thus, the Palestinian claim to a "right of return", at least to the original Jewish areas of the partition, and very arguably to *all* areas within the Green Line, seems inadmissable to me.

    from the article: PM: High Arab turnout at Annapolis summit was a 'big achievement'
    First published 00:00 03.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.12.07
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