According to a recent poll, 88.5% of Israeli Jews say they would rather be citizens of Israel than any other country. Given how many Israelis seem to dream of moving to New York, this surprised me, but the real shocker of the poll is that 73% of Israeli Arabs also agreed with the statement.
Oddly, on the very same day that an article comes out announcing this encouraging news, another one also appeared with Dr. Dan Schueftan, a senior Israeli academic, that “there was no way of accommodating the demands of Israeli-Arabs, short of the destruction of Israel and its replacement with an Arab state.”
His comments come on the heals of a document recently released by Israeli-Arab leaders entitled “The Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel” (available for your reading pleasure in PDF here).
Schueftan’s position is that this is a problem for which there is no solution adding “The Palestinian national minority in Israel has a consensus view demanding recognition by the Jews of their exclusive guilt and their own lack of legitimacy, as well as an agreement to destroy the national Jewish project.”
The same national Jewish project they would apparently like to live in more than any other country.
So, ehhh…. which is it?