well said, Mrs Merkel, especially the note about the German state - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ivo
    • 20.09.09 | 00:08 (IDT)

    it seems arabs in general need a crash course on the meaning of "the national state" & the distinction between religion & ethnicity. possibly some real info on how the jewish state works in practice, since it's there & is a fact - has been for 60 years now. for some reason so many of them (quite a few westerners, too) are stuck in this that someone must've invented, & now they all believe it's true that the "jewish state" for some reason represents a problem. was it the PLO in their denial of the jews' national /ethnic identity? they're also totally ignoring the fact that the issue of the "palestinian state" is about exactly the same thing, ie a national state. or are the pals suddenly not a people anymore? arabs, who religiously speaking are both muslim, christian (& a few ather religions) & secular, & an ethnic group in its own right, just can't allow the jews the same thing. why on earth?

    from the article: Israel, Palestinians trade blame for stalled peace talks
    First published 14:11 19.09.09 | Last updated 08:33 20.09.09
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