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Israel a Jewish State

Reader comment on item: Assessing Binyamin Netanyahu's Speech at Bar-Ilan University

Submitted by dannykid (Australia), Jun 15, 2009 at 12:49

To Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians must recognise Israel as the state of the Jewish people Abbas declared that it is not the Palestinian's job to define the nature of another country. He is right.

Does Italy demand confirmation that it is the state of the Italians? Or France of the French?

It is up to Israel to declare itself itself the state of the Jewish people without any need for confirmation or permission from anyone.

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