: Douglas Rushkoff says the just-passed law trying to discourage (to say the least) Israel/Palestinian marriages is really a matter of numbers:
The most ancient, but relevant fact in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is the numbers game. Whoever is the most fruitful and multiplying, wins. Israel realizes that within a few years – 4 to 8 by most counts – the Israelis in Israel will be outnumbered by Palestinians and Arabs.
This is why Sharon and even the most radically conservative members of his government support the formation of a Palestinian state. It’s also why their parliament passed today what can only be understood as a racist law under which Palestinians who marry Israelis will be denied citizenship (while others who marry Israelis will face no such restriction). …
This is also an major reason why Palestinian militants seek to slow down the peace process. The longer it takes, the less it will matter whether Israel accepts a Palestinian state. It will simply become one….