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The Jewish State and the Story
the Palestinians Hold Dear

Commentary Magazine, by Rick Richman

Original Article

Posted By:jpundit, 1/3/2014 1:31:43 PM

In her “Memo from Jerusalem” in the New York Times, Jodi Rudoren asserts that “in recent weeks,” Benjamin Netanyahu has “catapulted to the fore” an issue “even more intractable than old ones like security and settlements: a demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.” (Snip) The issue, however, was not recently “catapulted to the fore” by Netanyahu; it is an issue that long pre-dates him; and it goes to the heart of whether the “peace process” is about peace.

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The real core issue, and it always has been.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 1/3/2014 2:04:45 PM     (No. 9678323)

Nobody screams louder than the Jews when people try to characterize the U.S. as a Christian state.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ronniethek, 1/3/2014 2:32:58 PM     (No. 9678368)

#1 the sheer ignorance and bigotry behind that statement is breathtaking. Don´t bother lecturing me on the founding fathers or any of that. America IS a Christian country, albeit a pluralistic one, and Israel IS the state of and for the Jewish people. For Christians to deny that or raise some other irrelevant point about Jews in the USA denies your own origin and history.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: absalom, 1/3/2014 2:44:49 PM     (No. 9678380)

From antiquity to the fall of Rome, Palestine was the ancestral home of the Jewish people, despite the Great Diaspora. While Arabs wandered in and out, over the centuries, the ´Palestinian Arab´ is a myth. These people were driven out of Trans-Jordan for their active role in assassinating King Faisal and have no claim to Palestine. None.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 1/3/2014 10:55:04 PM     (No. 9678876)

#2 - Then I would guess you also support the persecution of Jews and Christians in Islamic countries. If not, then you certainly are a Zionist bigot.

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