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    • jeff saperstein
    • 19.03.14 | 18:38 (IST)

    If Rabin's Jewish State was so appealing how come Arafat did not recognize it the way you are suggesting Abbas would not recognize this State. You also ignore the efforts of Ruth Gavison to work with Diaspora Jews to refine the Jewish criteria. I fear you play too well into the hands of Israel's avowed enemies who don't give a damn about the talmudic refinements of Jewish definitions. Nor do you acknowledge that Arab Israeli citizens within the green line have the most protected minority rights in the Middle East, including Turkey. So at what point does Jewish definition entitle Israel to end of conflict statement from Palestinians?

    from the article: Before Abbas recognizes the Jewish state, Israel must define it
    First published 16:34 19.03.14 | Last updated 16:34 19.03.14
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