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Reader comment on item: Accepting Israel as the Jewish State[: Public Opinion in Four Arab Countries]
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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), May 28, 2010 at 07:03

Hi,

I would like to remind you that even the Jews do not have an unanimous view regarding the term "Jewishness". As per as your Old Testament references are concerned then most of the Israelis will not come under the Old testament reference on two counts.

1. Most of today's Israeli Jews come from Askhenaji i.e. East European backgrounds these people simply are not the children of Abraham as mentioned in the Old testament. So should they be also considered Jews ?

2. No Jew can be a Jew if he/she believes Jesus(PBUH) as his/her personal messiah. That is official Jewish doctrine belonging to all the major Jewish schools in Israel and USA. So how do you say that all the followers of Jesus can be considered as "Zionists" ?

3. All the Arabs including today's Palestinians are also children of Abraham. If you deny this you deny your own hebrew holy bible. So how can you deny the Arabs and Muslims as "Not Choosen people" ?

4. Most Jews in modern Israel neither believe in Jesus nor do they believe in Old testament ideas like "Chosen people". They define the term "Jew" in an ethnical way instead of a biblical way. So what do you think the term "Jew" should be considered in which way ? Is it ethnic or is it biblical ? If it ethnic then how can it be justified by biblical evidence ? If it biblical then how can most of the Israelis be considered as "Jews" since they are never mentioned in holy hebrew bible ?

5. Another point do not you think that today's Israeli jewish Zionists consider you non-Jewish Zionists as nothing but "useful Idiots" ?

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