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bcalled for the Arabs quietly and with many babies become the bmajority in “the state which arose to solve the Jewish national bproblem”? Would Israel then deviate from its “progressive dem- bocratic laws”? Would Mr. Allon then have advised the now Jew- bish minority to adopt the same acceptance of their status that he bso eloquently preached to his Arab minority?

bEither the foreign minister of Israel was hopelessly confused bor a practitioner of deception. There is no guarantee of a Jewish bmajority in a democracy—especially with a prolific Arab minor- bity. Was Allon prepared to accept minority status graciously band come each year to the home of the Arab foreign minister of bthe new State of Palestine?

bAs the Arabs of Israel move steadily toward “radical- bization” (an absurd term that attempts to deform their long- bsuppressed natural feelings), we keep hearing more and more bpained Jewish reactions. The pain is always based on the prem- bise that if only there would be goodwill, understanding, and bmutual trust, all would be well (and Jews could continue to en- bjoy the fruits of majority rule over the Arabs in safety). One of bthe most dangerous Jewish offenders in this connection is the bJerusalem Post, proponent of a confused and—from the Arab’s bpoint of view—absurd policy that is neither meat nor milk, fish bnor fowl. In one of its rather typical editorials, the Post professed b“pained surprise” over the January 1979 declaration of support bfor the PLO by the heads of the Arab councils in Israel. Since bthat body was touted, for years, by Post men and those who think blike them as the “moderate leadership of the Arab community,” bthe editorial (January 23, 1979) stated that such a statement bcould only undo “the rudiments of mutual trust that have been bbuilt up so painstakingly over the years by men and women of bgoodwill in both communities. . . . What is needed on the Arab bside is a return to sanity by the upcoming generation of its cen- btral leadership.”

bThe Post and those it represents can never, of course, believe bthat to the average Arab, statements of support for the PLO are bthe height of sanity. They will eternally refuse to believe that b“goodwill” is nonsense when the Arab believes that he, who was bonce the majority in the land and is now a minority in a Jewish bstate, has been robbed. The Post men and their Hebrew coun- bterparts in Israel cannot believe this because to do so is to admit b 

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