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Netanyahu’s Modest Proposal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leading the weekly cabinet meeting.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leading the weekly cabinet meeting.
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I understand that many defenders of Israel believe there’s no point in taking the higher road, in looking reasonable while the Palestinians look belligerent, because the international community will always blame Israel for everything.

But ideas have to start somewhere.

And Netanyahu has reinvigorated an idea, or at least he will have done so if the media catch on and give it its due.

The proposal is simple and certainly just: Israel will negotiate with the Palestinians for the creation of a Palestinian state, but the state must not be Judenrein. Jews should be allowed to live in their homes.

But this idea must grow; it must break through.

So if you’re in a position to spread the idea, please speak out, call out, write out.

No Palestinian state unless Jews are allowed to live there as free men and women, just as Muslims and Christians freely walk the streets (and vote and work and go to school and become members of Knesset) in the Jewish state.

About the Author: Shlomo Greenwald is associate editor of The Jewish Press.


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7 Responses to “Netanyahu’s Modest Proposal”

  1. LYING AND FRAUD Plus Stupid Voters!!

  2. LYING AND FRAUD Plus Stupid Voters!!

  3. Shakir YOU HAVE IT BACKWARDS. PALESTINIANS ARE THE ONES MURDERING Israelis.

  4. Steve Moyer says:

    Benjamin Netanyahu has to be my favorite Israeli politician with Dore Gold a close second. Ideas such as Netanyahu's change perceptions and when perceptions change it opens up whole new opportunities. My opinion, coming from fly-over country it may not mean much, but its sincere.

  5. Articulate, well written article which made me think and consequently agree, well done!

  6. Simcha Tzion says:

    I didn’t make aliyah to be a Palestinian! That’s just not right!

  7. It is my fervent belief that until the Arabs agree to allow Jews to live in this proposed new state there can be no peace. This agreement would be the evidence of a true wish for peace.

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