Michael Medved
If Israelis and Palestinians ever agreed on an elusive “two-state solution,” why should the resulting Palestinian state refuse to accept Jewish citizens?

Today, 18 percent of Israel’s citizens are Palestinians—who elect their own members of Parliament and receive a disproportionate share of welfare benefits. But American indignation over Jewish residents of the West Bank and East Jerusalem assumes that these Israelis—including those who have lived in the same homes for as long as 40 years—would have to be relocated. The question is why?

Of course, some West Bank Israelis would choose to move, but those who remained would test the nature of the Palestinian state. If that nation were so racist it couldn’t grant a Jewish minority the same rights enjoyed by the Arab minority in Israel, it couldn’t live in peace and security with its neighbors.

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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