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The Jerusalem Issue, Explained    

written by Max Fisher. added about 1 year ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

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All of that points toward a future in which peace is less likely, a Palestinian state is less likely and Israel is one day forced to choose between the two core components of its national identity: Jewish and democratic. Either it asserts permanent control over Palestinians without granting them full rights — a sort of state that critics sometimes compare to apartheid South Africa — or it grants Palestinians full rights, establishing a pluralistic democracy that is no longer officially Jewish. Mr. Trump’s move likely edges Israelis and Palestinians closer to that future. But things were probably moving in that direction already.

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