Friday, April 27, 2007

That a-way?....or this a-way?

Israel is fast approaching a cross-roads, as Sonjya Karkar points out in this piece in ZNet:

"The time will have to come for Israel to declare its hand: is it “a state of the Jewish people throughout the world” as it defines itself, or a state of all its citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish? So far Israel has managed to convince the Western world that it is the only democracy in the region, but neglects to add that this democracy works only for its Jewish citizens. This is the conundrum: Israel has been unable to reconcile what it says it is, with want it wants to be – democratic and exclusively Jewish."

Sonja Karkar is from Women for Palestine in Melbourne, Australia - and does a sterling job in putting the plight of the Palestinians out there.

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