Islamic states won't accept a Jewish state

Leo Rennert
There are 56 Muslim nations in the world.  Their umbrella group goes by the official title of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.  They're all proudly affix a Muslim membership label to their nationahood.

Some make this also very plain with their own respective official names -- the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Egypt wants the world to know its exact ethnic identity -- the Arab Republic of Egypt.

And there's a 57th member on the OIC roster -- prematurely designated as the "State of Palestine."   Its constitution specificies that Islam is Palestine's official religion.

What they all have in common, when it comes to negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, is absolute opposition to recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.  While formally touting their Muslim or Arab provenance, either as OIC members and/or in their official titles, they insist that Israel must officially ignore its Jewish roots, history and religious provenance if it wants to live at peace with them in the Middle East.
There are 56 Muslim nations in the world.  Their umbrella group goes by the official title of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.  They're all proudly affix a Muslim membership label to their nationahood.

Some make this also very plain with their own respective official names -- the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Egypt wants the world to know its exact ethnic identity -- the Arab Republic of Egypt.

And there's a 57th member on the OIC roster -- prematurely designated as the "State of Palestine."   Its constitution specificies that Islam is Palestine's official religion.

What they all have in common, when it comes to negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, is absolute opposition to recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.  While formally touting their Muslim or Arab provenance, either as OIC members and/or in their official titles, they insist that Israel must officially ignore its Jewish roots, history and religious provenance if it wants to live at peace with them in the Middle East.