Unlike you I want to keep the current demographic proportions in Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • MATSAV HAZUY
    • 15.05.13 | 16:40 (IDT)

    I'm not afraid of a bi-national state, but I definitely do not want such in the foreseen future. Such a state cannot be a democratic, Jewish, secular state with the Israeli character, flavor, and atmosphere I'm used to and want. With the condition of Israel residing in an area of hundreds of millions of Muslim Arabs, a bi-national state solution will only complicate the situation and will generate unwanted pressures and hardships. A much simpler solution for me is giving up most of the area of Judea and Samaria to which you so want to stick. This area is not essential to the existence of Israel, and your reasons for sticking to it seem to be emotional and not logical. I want Israel with a large Jewish majority in order to preserve its character and atmosphere. This is impossible with your suggested bi-national state. Arabs in Israel should enjoy full equality and rights by law, but we should not change their status as a minority of approximately 20% to keep a substantial Jewish majority in the foreseen future.

    from the article: Who’s afraid of the bi-national state?
    First published 17:18 13.05.13 | Last updated 17:18 13.05.13
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