Israel shouldn't ask the Palestinians to validate it as a Jewish state
Why risk demeaning the Jewish people by making them look to the Palestinians, rather than themselves, to guarantee Israel’s continuation as a Jewish state?
Benjamin Netanyahu is an old friend. We have always understood each other, even when we did not see eye-to-eye on issues. But now we part company, it being inexplicable to me why, as a pragmatic matter, the prime minister would insist on having Israel’s adversary, the Palestinians, recognize Israel as a Jewish state as a precondition to reaching a peace accord.
Some would contend that Netanyahu raised...
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