The other Gaza Timeline

Started Nov 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: You're missing a crucial detail
In reply to Sante Patate, Nov 18, 2012

Sante Patate wrote:

These days, what is demanded is not recognition of "Israel's right to exist" but "Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state". The difference is important. Non-Jewish Israeli citizens have a much higher birthrate than Jewish Israelis, so sooner or later a majority of Israeli citizens will be non-Jewish.

Thats not accurate. Actually the difference in fertility rate is very small and if you look at the trends it will only decrease.

What then? Recognising "Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state" means recognising that there cannot ever be a non-Jewish majority, and that to prevent that happening Israel has the right to deprive non-Jewish Israeli citizens of the right to vote and own businesses or property - expel them, in other words.

How does a palestinian recognition in a jewish state give israel the right to expel non-jews citizens? If Israel does that it would be against international laws regardless of the recognition of the palestinians. As of today, there is no possiblity in the Israeli law to expel any citizens, even those accused in terrorism and the Israeli high court would repel any such laws if they will ever be proposed since it contradict Israel's declaration of independence and basic laws.

The whole thing evolve around the refugees problem and not the Israeli-arabs. If the refugees are to be returned to Israel it would bring to a non-jewish majority.

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