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Any rational person prefers life over death

Reader comment on item: Palestinians Who Prefer Israel

Submitted by Eben Spinoza (United States), Jan 1, 2008 at 19:51

It isn't a surprise that the individuals quoted in this piece prefer to live under the stability of Israel, rather than the uncertainty and danger of the PA or Hamas. But what of it? Any rational person prefers life over death, plenty over deprivation, and predictably enforced laws rather than capriciousness. Does this mean that these citizens (and potential citizens) accept Israel as a Jewish state? That seems unlikely.

Mr. Pipes, can you comment? Thanks.

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Agreed, there is no reason to think they accept Israel as a Jewish state.

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