Regarding your interpretation of the Israeli demand to be recognized as a Jewish state, I would like to accept your position. However, kindly have a look at www.bitterlemons.org Ed. 46 on the Jewish state question. There the writers both Jewish and Palestinian seem to agree that recognizing Israel "as a Jewish state" has very important implications. The Patriarch agrees. Any thoughts?
Labor court orders Jerusalem light rail operators to return to work (Haaretz)
from the article: Let there be peace