Via Gershom Gorenberg, Yoram Kaniuk on what it means to be a Jewish state:
While inside the Knesset fortress I thought that maybe it is still possible, before my death, to turn this state into a Jewish State - not one populated by zealous masses called Jews, but rather, Jews like we used to be; a state where we respect those who fought against us and were defeated. When that will happen, we will see the establishment of an Arab state alongside us, and the city of Jerusalem, also known as al-Quds, will become the capital of two states, one Jewish and one Arab. And then peace will come to Israel. Amen.