Israeli Dilemmas: Economic Relations Between Jews and Arabs

Israeli Dilemmas: Economic Relations Between Jews and Arabs

The idea of a Jewish homeland lends itself to more than one interpretation. We start with the premise that a Jewish homeland should serve Jewish national goals and, in doing so, conduct itself according to Jewish norms and values. To do that it must be predominantly Jewish, a necessary but not at all a sufficient condition. Both Jewish goals and values, always subjects of controversy, have changed over time. Those who see Judaism mostly as rooted in humanistic beliefs inevitably are torn when tension flares up between these values and the achievement of Jewish goals.

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