To recognize Israel as a Jewish state rather than an Israeli state is like Palestinians demanding that Israel recognize Palestine as a Muslim state. The Jews are going too far by expecting Palestine to determine Israel’s demographics. The Israelis are doing this in advance of negotiations on the Palestinians’ right to return to their homeland.
‘If we get the Jewish state status, then we don’t have to accept any Palestinian refugees or families of refugees’. Benjamin Netanyahu further argued on the Larry King Show last winter, that families of refugees don’t have the right to return to their homeland, because they weren’t the original ones displaced. Okay, then we can also say that all the Jews who fled to Palestine post WWII didn’t have the right to claim Israel as their homeland, or that the Russian Jews who flocked to Israel in the past decades don’t have valid land claim rights either. Israel not only wants it both ways, they want all things their way.