Jewish and Democratic

The dual qualities of Jewish and Democratic have once again become news.

“62 years since the creation of Israel, the Palestinians are still denying the Jewish nature of the state” writes Michael Oren in this excellent article.

The importance of this was reiterated by Netanyahu, just as it was rejected by the Palestinian leaders.

Aharon Barak, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel comments here  and Jeff Jacoby here.

Ari Shavit also supports the importance of the recognition of Israel as the Jewish nation-state, providing 7 cogent reasons here.

But some of the best discussion comes from Daniel Gordis, in his book “Saving Israel” which we previously excerpted but worth looking at again… where Israeli is more than just a Hebrew speaking America or Australia.

Meanwhile, what does Seinfeld  sort of say  about it.

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