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Coyote
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posted 20 June 2005 06:53 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
There is a lot of political hay to be made in this poll, whatever one's perspective on the Middle East. I'm going to forego that, for now.

Haaretz:

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According to the results, while 70 percent of Israeli Arabs are able to accept Israel as a Jewish, democratic state, only 13.8 percent agree to the concept of Israel as a Zionist state. Over 72 percent believe that "Israel as a Zionist state, in which Jews and Arab live together, is racist."


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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 20 June 2005 07:31 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Aren't the findings of the poll rather contradictory? If most of Isreal's Arab population are prepared to accept Isreal as a Jewish state, dosen't that mean that they would also be prepared to accept a Zionist state?

Very strange.

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Rufus Polson
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posted 20 June 2005 07:59 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The article gets into it; apparently they draw a distinction between a state that reflects the actual dominance of Jews and the Jewish experience in Israel today, giving priority to the Jews who are in fact citizens of Israel, and a state dedicated to the dominance of Jews in perpetuity and to that state's interpretation of the objectives of world Jewry over and above the rights and objectives of actual non-Jewish citizens.

So basically, one could say they don't mind Israel being a Jewish country in the sense that Italy is a Catholic one. They're not happy about the notion of Israel being a country whose boundaries go beyond the territorial, so that for instance foreign Jews can come and instantly become citizens.


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