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Recognizing Israel as a Jewish State is like saying the US is a White State

• http://www.juancole.com, By Juan Cole
 For Netanyahu’s demand to make any sense, he first has to define “Jewish.” “Jewish” has a number of possible meanings. It can mean “those recognized by Talmudic law as members of the Jewish ‘race’ via maternal descent.” The latter is the legal definition of Jewishness in Israeli law itself, and for this reason we must presume that it is what Netanyahu has in mind. It can also mean “adherents of the Judaic religion,” and we can explore those implications, as well.

Of the some 6 million self-identified Jews in Israel, about 300,000 are not recognized as “Jewish” by the Chief Rabbi and there is no prospect of them being recognized as Jewish any time soon. They were allowed to immigrate to Israel because they had at least one Jewish grandparent, but if their mother was not Jewish neither are they.

So if Israel is a “Jewish” state, is it a state for these (largely Russian and Ukrainian) “non-Jewish” Jews? Many of them are Jewish by religion, but not all are. None of them are Jewish by the Talmud.
 
 

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Comment by TL Winslow
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Duh, I shoulda said:

Sorry for him, the U.S. has indded long been mostly white, but it's not a whites-only state since anybody can become a citizen if they accept its basic values and Constitution and other basic requirements, AND ACCEPT THE EXISTENCE OF THE U.S. AND THE RIGHTS OF THE WHITE PEOPLE ALREADY THERE.

Thanks to horrible Islam, that's just what Arab Muslims won[t do with Israel, and exactly why maggots like Cole are SICK to attack Israel's right to exist in any way, shape or form while living in safe mainly white America, it's maggot larvae are known to live as parasites in human flesh.



 

Comment by TL Winslow
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Juan Cole is a disgrace to the U. of Mich. This article summarizes his entire career, a big fat cypher. Recognizing Israel as a Jewish state is like calling the U.S. a white state? Sorry for him, the U.S. has indded long been mostly white, but it's not a whites-only state since anybody can become a citizen if they accept its basic values and Constitution and other basic requirements. Where's his crap article complaining about China calling itself a Chinese state? :) He better start lobbying to break it up into several states :) As a so-called historian what a disgrace to wilfully ignore the 2K-year horror show the Jewish people suffered after being expelled from their homeland by the mean Romans, then being treated like merde in country after country, and finally exterminated like vermin? They have always and will always deserve the right to a safe secure national homeland, and the religious and racial angles are oblique, not fundamental like this loon wants us to believe.

A thousand years from now the Jewish state of Israel will still be here, which is more than one can say about any Muslim state. If Cole isn't on Saudi grease money, why doesn't he lobby the Muslim World to chuck the horrible hate-filled world domination ideology of ISLAM and ask for Israel's help in redrawing the lines in the Middle East and rejoining the human race as a credit to it instead of an eyesore? It doesn't matter how much oil money they slip into Western academics' pockets, for theirs is a losing cause, and one day soon the Great Muslim Apostasy will sweep over them like a tsunami, and maggots like Cole will have to find another rotting carcase to feed off of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjMGXz9P6Y



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