You completely ignored the question. The disengagement in Gaza gave us an idea of what happens when you give the Palestinians their freedom. Immediately thereafter an intifada was launched, thousand of rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza targeting civilians. By them recognizing Israel as a Jewish state they would be showing that they are relinquishing the attempt at annihilating them.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Q&A with Aluf Benn on the Palestinian statehood bid