The Jewish Claim to the Jewish Land

By Eliezer Berkovits

Eugene Borowitz, September 15, 1978

The author explores a number of bases for the claim of the Jewish people upon the land of Israel. Regardless of these claims, the author argues, Israel ought to pursue whatever policy will most reduce human suffering, both Arab and Jewish. If that policy turns out to be returning to pre-1967 borders, then that should be done, he explains, but if military defense of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and settlement in those areas will most reduce human suffering, then that should be done. The decision must follow an analysis of the practical situation, he opines.

Topic: Arab-Israeli Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, War, Conflict Resolution, Israeli-Arab Relations, Israeli Settlements, Peace, Zionism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.157

Page Number(s): 161-162

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , Middle East

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Berkovits, Eliezer. The Jewish Claim to the Jewish Land. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 15 September 1978: 161-162. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8912


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