The Jews' right to nationhood in their ancient homeland is actually anchored on two facts based in modernity
The prevailing approach of Zionism makes the Palestinians hostages in the intra-Jewish debate over the country’s borders. It also makes Israel a criminal state. But there’s a way to justify the Jews’ settlement in Israel, based on political morality rather than history
The two sides complement each other in tarnishing Judaism with a historical moral stain that will be difficult to expunge, and in the process they are destroying Israel.
The demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state adds yet another humiliation to all those they experience on a daily basis.