Posts Tagged ‘jewish state’

Interesting article, in the  midst of all of the Israel bashing, a voice of support?  Many prophecy watchers have Berlusconi on the Antichrist watch list, which makes this even more interesting…


Italian PM: I Feel Israeli

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told a pro-Israel rally in Rome late last week that Israel has a right to exist and a right to its security – and that ensuring both are an ethical and moral imperative for the Italian people.

“Israel’s security within its borders, as well as its right to exist as a Jewish state, is the ethical choice for Italians and a moral obligation against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial,” Berlusconi told the crowd.

“My visit to the Auschwitz extermination camp, as well as the horror of the Holocaust barbary, gave rise to my indelible feeling of solidarity,” the Italian prime minister explained. “Since then, I feel Israeli.”


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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?


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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