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News, October 2010
Israel Cannot Be Democratic and Jewish at the Same Time Despite US-EU Attempts to Promote the New Falsehood
By Hassan El-Najjar
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, October 13, 2010
The Israeli demands that Palestinians, Arabs, and the world should recognize the Israeli apartheid state as a Jewish state is not only a falsehood but it is also a transgression against the Palestinian people, the indigenous population of the Holy Land.
If Israel is recognized as a Jewish state, this will jeopardize the existence of about one-fourth of the population who are not Jews. It may be the first step in the forced population transfer of about two million Palestinians who are Israeli citizens. It is also a premise which will be used to reject the return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland, as a final settlement.
If this is imposed on Palestinians, it confirms the apartheid nature of the Zionist state, which ignores the rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people.
The Israeli Zionist state is nothing more than a military garrison, which is used by world Zionism to control the Middle East.
It's a Zionist dictatorship.
It is not and cannot be democratic for all citizens, as enablers in the US and Europe try to promote.
Democracy means tolerance and inclusion.
Zionism is aggression and exclusion.
Zionism and democracy are two incompatible concepts.
Crowley: “U.S Committed To Recognizing Israel As A Jewish State”
Philip Crowley, Spokesperson of the US State Department, stated that
the United States is committed to the recognition of Israel as a Jewish
State and that President Obama’s administration is backing the issue as
a fundamental demand in peace talks.
US: Israel is a Jewish state
Published today (updated) 13/10/2010 12:21
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) --
The US State Department said Tuesday it recognized "the aspiration of
the people of Israel" to receive regional recognition as a Jewish state,
a spokesman said.
The spokesman said the "core demand" of the Israeli government,
supported by the US, is "acceptance by the region of the existence of
the state of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people and that is
what we want to see through this negotiation."
US backs Palestinian demand to see a map of Israeli and Palestinian borders
Published today (updated) 14/10/2010 12:46
WASHINGTON (Ma’an) --
The US on Wednesday supported the PLO's request to see a map of
Israel's borders, but said such demands must be made face-to-face, not
through the media.
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