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Old 06-20-2013, 07:48 AM
Location: Chicago
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I'm curious as to what would be the impact on Israeli Jews if, as many believe, demographics make it impossible to maintain the Jewish state and Israel (or whatever it would be called) became a bi-national state with Jews, Palestinians, and all the rest of its people having the same status?

I'm making a distinction here, an important one: I'm assuming a stable and peaceful state and I would like to eliminate any issue with the Palestinians. The reason I do so is that I strictly want to get a sense of how Jews would feel and react to the nation no longer being "Jewish".

In other words: would Israeli Jews wish to remain in this multi-national state, having shed its Jewish identity, or is Israel's "Jewishness" a defining fine, without it causing many Jews to leave.

My question has absolutely nothing to do with the likliness of this "one state solution" or even whether or not the one state solution is a good or bad idea.

I'M STRICTLY INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU THINK ISRAEL'S JEWISH POPULATION WOULD DO: what percentage might stay, might leave, and what would be some of the defining reasons for each move? Is "Jewishness" necessary for Israeli Jews to wish to stay?
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:06 AM
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In a stable peaceful state, Jews will stay.
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