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"the Jewish homeland" vs "the Jewish state"

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Submitted by Motke (Israel), Mar 14, 2014 at 04:28

I think it'd be better for Israeli politicians/friends to use the term "the Jewish homeland" instead of "the Jewish state". Some leftists use the "Jewish state" term to "prove" that Israel isn't any better than the Jihadists who pursue Islamic states or from the church sponsoring states of bygone eras. They don't get it that "Jewish state" parallels "French state", not "Catholic state". Using "the Jewish homeland" instead might solve this problem (although I suspect the leftists would find some faults with "the Jewish homeland" too).


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Legal and Ethical Basis For "State Of Israel" Recognition [121 words]Robert RosenthalApr 6, 2014 19:17214333
The two claimants for Palestine at the Paris Peace Talks in 1919 were the Arab People and the Jewish People. [195 words]Wallace Edward BrandMar 17, 2014 23:36213865
"the Jewish homeland" vs "the Jewish state" [86 words]MotkeMar 14, 2014 04:28213780
1Survival Depends On Knowing One's Enemies [114 words]Lujack SkylarkMar 17, 2014 15:00213780
Washington: PA doesn't need to recognize Jewish Israel [216 words]PezDispenserMar 9, 2014 04:54213650
Kerry: 'Jewish state' demand 'a mistake' [50 words]MotkeMar 14, 2014 04:13213650
If I were a Palestinian, I'd *love* for Israel to make a new law saying Israel is the Jewish people's national home [90 words]
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Anon.Feb 26, 2014 15:21213445
In response. [203 words]Anon.Mar 1, 2014 15:11213445
What if the PA recognizes Israel as a Jewish State in English but not in Arabic? [51 words]
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PezDispenserFeb 9, 2014 09:13213088
Add this Jordanian quote to the list [18 words]PezDispenserFeb 5, 2014 10:39212984
1He is the best [4 words]Jon PurizhanskyJan 24, 2014 14:14212798
1Bevin to Parliament 1947 [66 words]
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Jerome VerlinJan 23, 2014 23:03212779
1Questioning the wisdom [102 words]Shai SolomonJan 23, 2014 16:21212772
1Touching a nerve [63 words]David W. LincolnJan 22, 2014 20:04212758
2Quid Pro Quo [24 words]EdwardJan 12, 2014 13:44212618
'Palestinians' Never Learning Why It Can Never Be [108 words]M. ToveyJan 6, 2014 15:35212495
1Yes, You Do Need Recognition, Yair [80 words]DaveOct 17, 2013 12:17210486
Very disturbing news [109 words]
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AlexandrosOct 12, 2013 14:46210409
1Jewish/Islamic/Christian/etc state is essentially racist [56 words]KarimJul 21, 2013 23:29208399
4Rebuttal to Karim [177 words]PezDispenserOct 17, 2013 12:40208399
4What is the point of the phony peace talks? [477 words]Lujack SkylarkJul 20, 2013 23:39208379
Ezekiel 38 America [83 words]Brandon palsMar 13, 2014 20:29208379
Ezekiel's Gog/Magog Prophecy Is About Russia and Russia's allies vs. Israel. [171 words]Lujack SkylarkMar 15, 2014 00:41208379
I thought Bush demanded Arafat recognize Israel as a Jewish state [20 words]
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Abu NudnikMar 26, 2013 11:29204716
Few Oddities [194 words]Amin RiazMar 25, 2013 19:45204699
1Charity starts at home [135 words]dhimmi no moreJul 20, 2013 19:51204699
I am way, way too smart [95 words]Amin RiazJul 22, 2013 10:39204699
3The Hindu Genocide [119 words]dhimmi no moreJul 23, 2013 06:57204699
2And speaking of the nonsensical [152 words]dhimmi no moreJul 23, 2013 12:06204699
1All answers are in Pg99 of Al Mawrid Pg426 of Hans Wher [70 words]Amin RiazJul 24, 2013 10:49204699
1Further return [66 words]Kepha HorDec 24, 2013 18:35204699
Troubled Mathematics [91 words]Amin RiazDec 25, 2013 21:26204699
3The Arabs and wannabe Arabs can go back to al-Hijaz [480 words]dhimmi no moreDec 26, 2013 09:09204699
1Guess which page number you will find answers? [102 words]Amin RiazDec 27, 2013 21:27204699
1Israel as a contiguous Jewish state [48 words]GeorgeMar 22, 2013 16:08204582
6Shocking News [229 words]AlexandrosMar 22, 2013 13:04204578
Obama as Israel as Jewish state? Not so fast: He mentioned "sons of Abraham" ,not sons of Jacob [37 words]ShishirMar 22, 2013 04:20204571
1Daughters of Sarah [52 words]saraMar 22, 2013 16:38204571
1Israel as a Jewish state. [44 words]GeorgeMar 22, 2013 18:10204571
I see your point about Sarah, Sara...very odd that Obama did this though [140 words]ShishirMar 23, 2013 02:49204571
George you misread me [33 words]ShishirMar 24, 2013 00:17204571
3making the case for The Jewish state from the palestinian perspective [285 words]mythMay 28, 2011 06:14185663
2reasonable but off base [52 words]yuvalMar 21, 2013 12:08185663
1That's the entity he desires commit suicide [101 words]yuval Brandstetter MDMay 27, 2011 16:13185649
Why give up any land? [5 words]JudeMar 22, 2013 20:02185649
Islam as a national entity [104 words]Joe Six-PackMay 25, 2011 09:02185558
Jewish Israel [53 words]Jay1May 24, 2011 18:34185538
ONE ISLAM NATION [89 words]Peter RamseyNov 9, 2009 11:58164265
3The Muslim leaders are beginning to think. [183 words]LynnOct 2, 2009 08:09162457
1Better Call it a Secular State [133 words]Abdulkarim Al-HabsiSep 29, 2009 01:40162273
2NO SUCH THING AS A 'palestinian'. [250 words]gordon weareSep 17, 2009 18:08161706
4Who are the Palestinians [117 words]Abdulkarim Al-HabsiSep 29, 2009 01:22161706
3The 'palestinian race' propaganda! [137 words]Gordon WeareSep 29, 2009 22:02161706
1Who is the looney? [81 words]Abdulkarim Al-HabsiOct 1, 2009 00:31161706
4Israel A Wasteland if not in Israeli Hands ? YES !! [319 words]Gordon WeareOct 1, 2009 23:09161706
1I have no problme with that [100 words]Abdulkarim Al-HabsiOct 4, 2009 03:30161706
2Oh So Predictable [151 words]Gordon WeareOct 4, 2009 19:39161706
1Keep repeating a lie often enough until it becomes a truth [214 words]Silverio Facundo YareajMay 23, 2011 19:02161706
Denial of Judaism in Israel. [142 words]LynnAug 20, 2009 13:25160477
2Islamic hypocrisy knows no bounds [67 words]GeorgeAug 15, 2009 15:49160231
Grand Kufar of Infidelistan. [102 words]DrewOct 1, 2009 21:08160231
What's So great ? [61 words]drewOct 3, 2009 22:44160231
43ALL muslim states are ISLAMIC, Israel deserves equal treatment [399 words]Phil GreendAug 13, 2009 15:46160164
Reality check [116 words]ChrisonaMay 5, 2009 17:07154980
2Recognize Israel and Burn Arab Charter[or no peace talks or treaty of any kind.] [168 words]Clarence PuckettMay 8, 2009 01:01154980
1God Mandated Israel's Existence. [250 words]Clarence PuckettMay 9, 2009 01:10154980
Rejecting Ireland as an Irish state, and Saudi Arabia as an Arab state. [199 words]JgarbuzApr 23, 2009 10:51154359
Does everyone know where Abbas was born? [59 words]AsherApr 20, 2009 16:30154169
1Why does Israel require recognition from the Palestinians ? [70 words]
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Debanjan BanerjeeApr 20, 2009 11:27154161
2Because the Arabs want Israel to be Arab and Muslim [120 words]ReinaAug 16, 2009 08:25154161
Don't forget, also. [106 words]LynnAug 16, 2009 12:01154161
Basis for Negotiation-revisited [419 words]Jonathan WilliamsApr 19, 2009 19:34154115
Norway [32 words]Jon PurizhanskyApr 19, 2009 09:11154092
IS IT GENETIC ? [164 words]Gordon WeareOct 1, 2009 14:58154092
Exactly- a good cluster.... [26 words]SvetOct 3, 2009 04:06154092
Bush should recognize that the "Jewish State" should have included the West Bank and Jordan [170 words]DrRJPJan 14, 2008 10:29118140
A question about Bush's mixed message [21 words]
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Pez DispenserJan 13, 2008 04:14118065
"Recognition" vs "Acceptance" [340 words]joshua sandlerJan 2, 2008 12:58117344
Recognition [94 words]DebraJan 3, 2008 18:03117344
1Not necessarily so [229 words]Seth Johnston, M.D.Jan 10, 2008 09:08117344
Palestinians' Dreams [287 words]joshua sandlerJan 27, 2008 02:49117344
May the hand of G-d fall properly upon Ehud Olmert. [33 words]YnnatchkahJan 1, 2008 18:46117298
Annapolis [43 words]steven LDec 27, 2007 17:23117008
Recognizing Israel as "Jewish" is rather meaningless [93 words]Charles MartelDec 27, 2007 14:03116988

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