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Reader comment on item: Accept Israel as the Jewish State?

Submitted by Jay (United States), Dec 6, 2007 at 22:16

Prime Minister Olmert is right when he says that Israel should be recognized as the state of the Jewish people. All that means is that Israel considers Jewish people as its natural citizens. He never said that Arab citizens of Israel are not citizens too.

That Israel will allow new citizenship to Jewish people exclusively,or nearly exclusivley is not news, And the Palestinians know that. The Palestinians know that very well. Palestine surely will not be the future natural homeland of the Chinese,or Russians,or Brits or Norwegians. The Palestinian people will be their identity. They will be the state of Palestinians. Like a Palestinian who was born in France.

But the Palestinians will say ,but that includes Muslims or Christians. No religious test here. No? What is the policy of the future state of Palestine about Jewish people living as citizens of and immigrating to their state. Just curious. In particular,what is the policy of the future state of Palestine about Jewish people and their kin moving to Palestine who were born in Palestine pre partition??


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