EU and NIF funded Mossawa,  a highly political Israeli-Arab NGO that delegitimizes Israel on the basis of charges of racism and has actively campaigned against the Citizenship law, held a conference November 25-December 1, 2006. Officials presented a paper entitled "The Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel.", This document calls Israel an “ethnocratic state” which “cannot be defined as [] democratic.”  It claims that only “Palestinian Arabs are the indigenous people of the country” ignoring Jewish historical ties to Israel and Jewish communal continuity. The document further demands that the “State has to [officially] recognize that Israel is the homeland for both Palestinians and Jews. Commentators in the media and blogosphere understand these arguments to reflect opposition to the existence of the State of Israel.

Back to December 2006 Digest