March 11, 2014

The Real Impact of 'Jewish State' Demand

Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

The Associated Press

Many commentators, including this author, have carefully picked apart the myriad problems involved with Israel's new demand that the Palestinians formally recognize it as a "Jewish state." But at least one of its most problematic aspects has been significantly under-examined and underappreciated. The new demand negates, both in effect and intention, the greatest of Palestinian concessions, their 1993 recognition of the State of Israel.

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TAGGED: Palestinians, Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu

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