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Israel's Arabs Living a Paradox

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Submitted by Dan Rusen (Canada), Mar 22, 2012 at 13:39

Dr. Pipes is correct to mention this paradox; but wrong if he thinks there's really any new or extra danger to having growing numbers of Arabs in the Jewish state. Unlike the other western democracies Israel has a stronger sense of identity and pride, which will eventually serve to eliminate the threat from their co-national Arabs. Rather than commit national suicide Israel will simply 'democratically' legislate them de jure into their already de facto second class citizen status, while preserving all their benefits and rights to property, etc. This will remove the possibility of their having any power to undermine the Jewish state. I'm far more worried about the other western states which seem to be unable to decide who they are and what to do about the Islamic threat to their national characters, and indeed their own safety.

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