The social cost of Israel

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Let me make it clear that I don’t seriously believe that Israel should be given to the Arabs. My actual viewpoint is that Jerusalem should become an independent nation, somewhat like Vatican City. Religious freedom would be constitutionally guaranteed, no defense would be needed for this neutral country, and a tricameral legislature – one Jewish, one Islamic and one Christian – would set economic and social policy. This proposal, however, probably won’t be adopted, which leaves the option of confrontation or the option of Israel ceding its land to the Arabs. If Israel had its way, it would rather fight than give up its land. But current thought might render that option irrational. “If it saves just one life, it’s worth it,” has been a common cry. If restrictions o
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