To deny the existence of the Jewish people indicates both ignorance of the facts and a desire to deny the right of the state of Israel to exist. Jewish identity, like that of all the peoples of the world, is a complex reality based on shared history and culture, and a common fate. Whatever the conditions in which the Jewish people came to be, it is both just and necessary to recognise their fundamental rights. Just as the Palestinian people deserve this recognition, it would be strange to deny it to the Jewish people.

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