Zionism, the Jewish State, and an Israeli–Palestinian Settlement: An Opinion Piece

Author
Jerome Slater
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
127
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Winter 2012-2013
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
JEROME SLATER critically examines the case for the continuation of Zionism and for Israel to remain a Jewish state. He argues that while much of the Zionist argument is unconvincing, “liberal Zionism” is still defensible. Consequently, he claims, that first the Palestinians should conditionally recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of an overall Israeli–Palestinian peace settlement, and second the Israelis should agree to the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state in the occupied territories, so that the Palestinian Israelis who choose to remain in Israel are treated as fully equal citizens as the Jews.
Political Geography
Israel, Palestine