Congratulations! The Times finally offers a solution to failed Israeli-Palestinian coexistence. I agree that "Israel should expand, not rescind, the basic democratic rights of its Arab minority if it wants to ensure loyalty and good citizenship."
Israel cannot be a Jewish and a democratic state at the same time. If it is to survive in today's world, it has to be either an exclusively Jewish state or a democratic state. If it opts for the former, it will become fascist. If it chooses democracy for all its citizens -- including the occupied West Bank and Gaza -- then it strengthens its chances for legitimacy and survival.
The writer is president of the Arab-American Press Guild.
(Samir and his wife Pat are long time writers for WRMEA as well as many other publications)