Why Palestinian recognition of a Jewish state really matters
If Jews are not perceived as a nation but as a religious community, they have no authentic claim for sovereignty over any part of the land.
The negotiations with the Palestinians are taking place under a shroud from which, from time to time, conflicting reports emerge: optimism on the part of John Kerry and pessimism expressed by Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas. A recent story in the New York Times might clarify these contradictions. According to this report, the squabbling over the Jordan Valley indicates that on the...
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