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Should Israel Remain Democratic Even If that Would Ultimately Lead to it No Longer Being a Jewish State?
The state of Israel was created for Jews, and it is only right that the state remain Jewish.
The Law of Return makes Israel
important for Jews globally
, because it can ease anxiety about a future rise of anti-semitism threatening Jewish existence outside a Jewish state.
, the first political recognition of Zionist aims by a major international power, makes explicit reference to
"a national home for the Jewish people".
Israel was created after the horrors of the Holocaust as a place of refuge for the Jewish people. That is more important than the kind of political system they have.
The state of Israel established a Jewish majority after the exclusion of the indigenous Palestinian population.
which the state of Israel claims has been occupied by people who are not Jewish in significant numbers for centuries. These people, mostly Arab Muslims and Christians, have at least as much of a claim to participate in any state that is set up in that land.
A country must protect the rights of all its citizens. Citizens are not able to simply pick up and leave. Since they have no choice on where to live, it is unacceptable to arbitrarily exclude a part of the population and claim the state is "not for them".
The actions required to protect a 'Jewish' Israel would compromise Israel's 'Jewishness', because those actions would be inconsistent with Judaism.
None of the 11 Basic Laws of Israel, the closest thing the country has to a constitution,
Israel as a Jewish state. Despite the mention of Judaism throughout Israel's laws, there is
no constitutional basis
for claiming that Israel is a Jewish state.