The Israeli Democracy Institute has released the results of a recent survey of Israeli Jews. Turns out that 53% feel that the state is entitled to encourage Arabs to emigrate from Israel. An overwhelming 86% feel that critical decisions of the state should be made by a Jewish majority. Some 55% feel that greater resources should be directed to Jewish and not Arab communities. Sixty-two percent feel that as long as there is a state of conflict between Jews and the Falacstinians that the views of Arab citizens in Israel on foreign affairs and security should not be taken into account.
Well, this is in line with a recent independent survey commissioned by the Israel Project that showed that 60% of Arabs think that a two-state solution should only be temporary, leading ultimately to the elimination of Israel. Some 58% agreed with the statement, "This is the time for armed struggle."
I think it's safe to say that a whole lotta Israelis think that Rabbi Kahane was right. You can say it too. You'll feel better.
Bottom line is forget the "Jewish state" thing. The Land of Israel was created by HaShem for the Jewish people. He created for the Arabs as well. We are not demanding their land. They need to stop demanding ours, and live in theirs. That is a formula for peace.
And considering the Chanukah begins tomorrow night, here are some thoughts from him on the notion of miracles.
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