Hindsite wrote:Israel can be both a Jewish state and democratic at the same time. There is nothing contradictory about that. They vote in democratic elections already.
When you disenfranchise the majority of people in a territory from being citizens, by stupidly however making them live under ''Palestinian Authority'' instead of just kicking them out, you are asking for attacks and living under a Police State security regime where nobody feels safe and all have reason to be pissed off as any rational human being would.
If the Israelis were to expel all but a fraction of non-Jews, they could live pretty much as they should under the circumstances, BUT... They'd probably lose all the goodwill of the world and certainly their neighbors (what little goodwill they have there anyway) even more so, and definitely the United States.
You live in a fantasy land if you think that the present Apartheid type arrangement of Palestinian ''Bantusans'' like the Afrikaners had in South Africa, with unequal rights for blacks outside the Bantusans also (with the same justification as the Israelis have of their ''Security'')is somehow right and just.
The Israeli situation is impossible, both too much and not enough, full of contradictions that will only end in mass slaughter. But you're okay with that it seems.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.