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PLO Official Offers Trade: Recognition of Israel as ‘Jewish State’ for 1967 Borders -- News from Antiwar.com

PLO Official Offers Trade: Recognition of Israel as ‘Jewish State’ for 1967 Borders -- News from Antiwar.com: "Long-standing Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) official Yasser Abed Rabbo today said the group would be willing to recognize Israel as a “Jewish State” or indeed as whatever it wants provided they are presented with a map of the future Palestinian state that includes all territory seized by Israel in their 1967 invasion.

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An education in inequality - Features - Al Jazeera English

An education in inequality - Features - Al Jazeera English: "Expressing his support for the controversial loyalty oath bill - legislation that will require non-Jews to pledge allegiance to Israel 'as a Jewish and democratic state' - Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, remarked: 'Zionism established an exemplary national state, a state that balances between the national needs of our people and the individual rights of every citizen in the country.'

But a look at the Israeli education system offers a very different picture.

Rawia Aburabia, an attorney with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), says that schools attended by Palestinian citizens of Israel are missing '9,000 classes, 300 [officials who enforce school attendance], 200 psychologists, and 250 educational consultants'.

As a result, the dropout rate for Palestinian citizens of Israel is almost double that of their Jewish counterparts. Classes in the Arab school system are also …