Peres again raises issue of territory versus identity

30.01.2014                      29.Schwat.5774                      Jom Kippur Katan

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Peres again raises issue of territory versus identity

On second day of annual conference, President Shimon Peres says terrorism is international challenge, not just in Israel.

Israel has to decide whether it wants to remain a Jewish state, President Shimon Peres said on Wednesday.
This is the only consideration that should guide Israel’s peace negotiations with the Palestinians, and it was preferable to have a smaller Jewish state than a larger state whose Jewish identity would eventually be overwhelmed, Peres told his interlocutor, Prof. Itamar Rabinovich, at a Q&A session on the second day of the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University….