Netanyahu is on a quixotic campaign to prove that Arabs have no roots here.
The recognition question
The demand to recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people relates more to nationality than religion.
We, Jews, must free ourselves from the obsessive need to define ourselves as a single entity.
Israeli official: Abbas parading rejectionism as a virtue; at end of two-day summit, Arab states also denounce 'massacres' by Syrian government and call for political solution.
The demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel’s exclusively Jewish nature stems from angst about the country’s identity.
Those who present themselves as supporters of the two-state solution, but who insist on demanding recognition of a nation-state, are acting to perpetuate the occupation and settlement.
PA expects Arab foreign ministers to back the Palestinian position in negotiations with Israel, says senior official.
Hosts sting PM on settlements, housing reform and Iran's nuclear program. The latter prompts a stern response.
Unreasonable to expect any Palestinian leader to consent to what has become an Israeli ultimatum right now, writes lobby head Jeremy Ben-Ami.
Though both Israelis, Palestinians don't rule out possibility to extend talks even without agreement.
Palestinian officials: Abbas has Arab countries’ support for stance against recognizing Israel as a Jewish state.
Netanyahu’s insistence on the declaration of Israel as a Jewish state is designed to push Abbas into an impossible position.
Israelis are judging people by their ancestors and withdrawing into a ghetto-state whose nature will be determined by its purity.
In testimony before Congress, Kerry exposed his belated awareness that Netanyahu’s spotlight on the issue has returned Israelis and Palestinians to the intractable core of their conflict.
The defense minister tells Channel 2 that Abbas is 'no partner' for peace, and that conflict won't be resolved in his generation.
Jewish Israelis don't need the Palestinians, or Netanyahu, to define their national identity for them.
U.S. secretary of state says its a 'mistake' for issue to be raised again and again, adding that it was already resolved in 1947, when UN Resolution 181 divided Palestine into two states.
Polls conducted on behalf of a Washington-based peace institute also reveal support for relinquishing Arab East Jerusalem for demographic reasons, but opposing it as 'Palestinian capital.'
Netanyahu’s new 'Jewish state' mantra negates the fact that Palestinians recognized Israel more than twenty years ago. They’re still waiting for Israel to recognize Palestine.
Statement by U.S. secretary of state comes just five days before Obama’s decisive White House meeting with Abbas.
In Knesset speech, British PM calls for 'justice for the Jewish and Palestinian peoples'; Netanyahu: 'Palestinian rejectionism' is hindering peace efforts.
The contrast between the statements made by President Obama and the State Department regarding the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state are troubling.
Netanyahu’s insistence on recognition of Israel as the 'Jewish state’ reflects his imperious version of Zionism - which he is trying to force down Palestinian throats.
Palestinian Authority adds that two-state solution is 'evaporating.'
Ex-Mossad head Meir Dagan says demanding recognition as a Jewish state is nonsense. Here's why he's wrong.
If Netanyahu must demand recognition of Israel as a 'Jewish state,' it could be an expensive trade-off: Israel recognizing its part in the Palestinian Nakba.
Netanyahu's demand for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state bizarrely inserts Palestinians into the 'Who is a Jew' debate.
And why Lieberman’s proposals on ceding 300,000 Israeli Arabs only strengthen Palestinian suspicions of the demand to recognize Israel as a 'Jewish State.'
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.