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Israeli demand sparks ‘Jewish state’ debate
Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2014 3:36 PM EST | Dan Perry

Posted on 02/20/2014 1:13:24 PM PST by Olog-hai

Is Israel “the Jewish state”?

The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

A broad-based group of Israelis plans to lobby the Knesset to declare the country, for the first time, a Jewish state by law. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded that the Palestinians recognize Israel’s Jewish status explicitly as part of any agreement.

“This is the Jewish land. This is the Jewish state,” he said in a speech this week to assembled U.S. Jewish leaders. “When we make an agreement, it is an agreement between the nation state of the Jewish people and a nation state of the Palestinian people.” …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; israel; jewishstate; palestinians; rop; waronterror

1 posted on 02/20/2014 1:13:24 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

As long as there is at least one yutz that wants to call himself “Palestinian”, there will never be peace in Israel.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 1:27:57 PM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon

Two reasons I have lost hope for a peace deal with the Pallies.

1. Jerusalem is capitol of Israel, 4,000 years of history, Bible, and the Pallies want to split the city like Berlin.

2. League of Nations recognized Israel as Jewish state, and the UN grandfathered this into the UN charter.
The Pallies won’t recognize the reason for Israel being as the only Jewish state in an area of the world where there are 22 Muslim states, and the Pally state would become 23 muslim states.

Its never been a 2 state solution, but a 24 state solution.

My only hope is that Jordan will step in with its 80% pally population and take the place of the Hamas and PLO(PA) and form a negotiation with Israel to arrive at an agreement
that the radical terrorist Pallies will never do.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 1:43:47 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: rjsimmon

I wish these pesky “other countries” like Israel, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, oh, and the rest of the Middle East and Europe would just get over themselves and let John Kerry and Obama run things. Like their countries, and their websites.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 1:53:28 PM PST by golux
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To: Zenjitsuman

You actually had hope for a peace deal with a people called by a false name, who wanted and still want nothing else but to destroy the Jewish state since its formation?


5 posted on 02/20/2014 1:56:56 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Zenjitsuman

On top of that, Jordanians are not “Palestinians”.

The “Pallies” really don’t want to split Jerusalem. They want the whole city.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 1:58:06 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The problem is the Arabs refuse to recognize the Jews are a nation. They insist the Jews are only a religious community.

That is exactly why peace is impossible in the Middle East.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 2:08:50 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

So what? They set up “Islamic republics” all the time.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 2:11:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Good question.

However, imagine how many shall be surprised when a ‘peace’ deal is reached and works, amazingly.

For 1,260 days.....


9 posted on 02/20/2014 2:13:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai
So what? They set up “Islamic republics” all the time.

My first thought. Then let's have debates on "Christian" states, and "Islamic" states and "Rastafarian" states, etc.

The Muslims already have formal Islamic "states", aka "nations". Where's the logic? Aaahhaaa. I'm on to something.

10 posted on 02/20/2014 2:20:40 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: rjsimmon

The Iranians sure don’t want to call themselves “Palestinian” FWIW.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 5:12:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
“When we make an agreement, it is an agreement between the nation state of the Jewish people and a nation state of the Palestinian people.” …

What a dolt. There IS no "Palestinian people". The Jewish people go back 4,000 years! "Palestinians" as a faux entity is less than 100 years since its invention. Does he not realize he is surrendering to the enemy's narrative?

12 posted on 02/20/2014 6:20:57 PM PST by montag813
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13 posted on 02/21/2014 5:40:09 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

The term “ram” is correct, but the Jewish nature of the state of Israel antedates that effort by 60+ years. Thanks Olog-hai.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 9:56:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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