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Part of the reason, Israel is being so stubborn on the settlement freeze, is the fact that the Palestinians will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

This is getting little press, as God predicted it would, all the pressure would be on Israel.  This article has an interesting twist based on the refusal to recognize Israel.

It seems like a very reasonable, logical step to discuss.  How will the media frame the issue?

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Lieberman: Peace talks must reassess Israeli-Arabs’ right to citizenship

With the Palestinians refusing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, negotiations must tackle issue of Israeli-Arab ‘loyalty’, foreign minister says – prompting accusations of ‘apartheid and ethnic cleansing’ from Arab MK.

The question of Israeli citizenship must play a central role in Middle East peace talks, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday, suggesting that “disloyal” Arab-Israelis should take Palestinian citizenship.

“The question of Israel’s citizens needs to be one of the central issues on the negotiating table, in light of the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” Lieberman said ahead of Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

Recognizing Israel as uniquely Jewish is one of the key demands by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the latest peace talks with the Palestinians, which began earlier this month.

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