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Only One Condition Justifies a Jewish State

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Today, 74 years ago, the United Nations decided to adopt the proposal suggested by the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) and create two separate states in Palestine — one for the Arabs and one for the Jews. The proposal, known as the “United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine,” created a de facto Jewish state, which became official some six months later. Regrettably, we’ve never lived up to our task, and we’ve never lived up to our title: the Jewish state. At best, we have been a “midway station” where we must decide our future: dissolve among the Arabs or build a model of unity for all of humanity.

The very notion of the Jewish state serving as a safe haven for Jews is wrong. This is not a justification for the existence a Jewish state. A Jewish state that does not set an example of unity will never earn the world’s support, and the Jews themselves will turn their backs on it, as is already happening.

The Jewish people are not a nation like the rest of the nations. They have no common origin, no common culture, and no distinct biological ancestry.

The Jews are........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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