Great piece from Elliot Abrams on the consistent refusal of Arab leaders to recognize Israel as a Jewish state:
… the argument is that if Israel is a “Jewish state” it will certainly, unavoidably, necessarily discriminate against non-Jews. The problem with this debating point is that those who use it apply it only to Israel; none ever voices any concern about states based on Islam and discriminating in favor of Muslims.
Read the whole thing. In this, as in so many other instances, Israel is held to a different standard than the rest of the world. Just more proof that it’s Arab instransigence — not the unwillingness of Israel to compromise — that is the impediment to peace in the Middle East.