Jewish State and Egalitarian Zionism

The demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state adds yet another humiliation to all those they experience on a daily basis.

Zionism has three families of interpretation: Property-related interpretations, which see the Jews as having a special status in the Land of Israel because it is Jewish property; hierarchical interpretations, where the Jews have a special status in Israel based on a reading of the universal right to national self-determination as a right to hegemony; and egalitarian interpretations, which...