Recent clamoring about whether the Palestinian Authority and America should or should not recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a “peace” agreement is completely irrelevant. Israel’s right to exist is the right of the Jewish people and unreserved. There is no reason for the people of Israel, whose rights to the land of Israel are in the Bible to ask anyone to recognize the country.
While Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should take every possible negotiating tactic, who cares if the Arabs – or America for that matter — recognize Israel as a Jewish state?
Prime Minister Menachem Begin asked many years ago, “Our right to exist – have you ever heard of such a thing? Would it enter the mind of any Briton or Frenchman, Belgian or Dutchman, Hungarian or Bulgarian, Russian or American, to request for its people recognition of its right to exist?”
“.. We were granted our right to exist by the God of our fathers at the glimmer of the dawn of human civilization four thousand years ago. Hence, the Jewish people have an historic, eternal and inalienable right to exist in this land, Eretz Yisrael, the land of our forefathers. We need nobody’s recognition in asserting this inalienable right. And for this inalienable right, which has been sanctified in Jewish blood from generation to generation, we have paid a price unexampled in the annals of nations.”
“Because our Jewish state needs no American affirmation of our right to exist. Our Hebrew bible established that right millennia ago. Never, throughout the centuries, did we ever abandon or forfeit that right. Therefore, sir, we alone, the Jewish people – no one else – are responsible for our country’s right to exist.”
There is no more that needs to be said.