Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How Do You Define A "Jewish" State?

From Benjamin Netanyahu's speech:

...In 1947 when the United Nations proposed the Partition Plan for a Jewish state and an Arab state, the entire Arab world rejected the proposal, while the Jewish community accepted it with great rejoicing and dancing. The Arabs refused any Jewish state whatsoever, with any borders whatsoever...

...We need courage and sincerity not only on the Israeli side: we need the Palestinian leadership to rise and say, simply "We have had enough of this conflict. We recognize the right of the Jewish People to a state its own in this Land. We will live side by side in true peace." I am looking forward to this moment...the demand to settle the Palestinian refugees inside of Israel, contradicts the continued existence of the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish People...

...I spoke tonight about the first principle - recognition. Palestinians must truly recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people...and if the Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish state, we are ready to agree to a real peace agreement...

So, how to you define a "Jewish state"?

Well, one practical method is the right to dwell, reside and live in the Jewish land, the Jewish homeland.

In Shiloh, in Hebron, Bet El, Elon Moreh, etc.

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