To Terry #3: This is not about security - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Spider
    • 30.05.07 | 12:58 (IDT)

    ..quite frankly, I think your argument misses the mark. Israel's security issue is not directly connected to the position of the Israeli Arabs, nor to its nature as a Jewish State. Israel has territorial conflicts with the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, and with Syria/Libanon. That's it. When it comes to Israel being a Jewish State, and the way Arab citizens are treated, it's not about security. It's a question of ideology: Does Israel want to be a real democracy, or does it want to be an ethnic state? The Arabs in Israel are not a security threat. They are just a "disturbing element" in Israel's self-definition as both democratic and Jewish.

    from the article: Democracy for Jews only
    First published 00:00 30.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.05.07
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