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?
Iraqi police fire tear gas as thousands of protests burst into Green Zone, storm Parliament (AP)
from the article: Israel, Palestinians trade blame for stalled peace talks