Quotation from Amos Oz “A state cannot be Jewish, just as a chair or a bus cannot be Jewish” — Oct. 1997
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" A state cannot be Jewish, just as a chair or a bus cannot be Jewish...The state is no more than a tool, a tool that is efficient or a tool that is defective, a tool that is suitable or a tool that is undesirable. And this tool must belong to all its citizens -- Jews, Moslems, Christians ... The concept of a 'Jewish State' is nothing other than a snare. "
Amos Oz, in A Laden Wagon and an Empty Wagon? Reflections on the Culture of Israel, Free Judaism, October 1997, p. 5 [Hebrew], quoted by Yoram Hazony in The Jewish State , Cambridge Univ. State, 2012, p. 338.
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