Tony Silver - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 24.11.09 | 19:16 (IST)

    A single state is what most arabs want & probably what most governments in the world want but there is just a little problem with this idea. 1) Most Israeli jews will noe accept anything less than a jewish state. A binational one of some kind is not acceptable to them and they would fight against the idea if it started to get seriously talked about abroad. 2) In democratic countries like the US & some European ones the jewish & non jewish supporters of Israel who are for the most part against a binational state unless its what Israeli jews want then they will lobby their governments not to support the idea. In a democracy the will of the voters matter and if the voters are coming out against a single state then the governments cannot support it. No organization like the UN and no country even the US can force Israel to give up its chosen national identity because they think it will bring peace. As long as Israels jews want the country to remain jewish then it will.

    from the article: A Palestinian peace plan Israelis can live with
    First published 12:16 24.11.09 | Last updated 12:43 24.11.09
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