Jewish Orientation Types
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A party's approach toward the Arab minority is evidently shaped by its stands on four wider, cardinal matters: Israel's Jewish-Zionist character, reservation about democracy, control over the occupied territories, and the role of religion in the state. Egalitarianism would imply de-Judaization and de-Zionization of Israel and its recasting into either a secular-democratic state, in which Arab and Jewish statuses would be privatized, or a binational state, where Arab and Jewish parity would be instituted without the guarantee of a Jewish majority. The validity of the 1985 typology is evident in the close fit between the division into types and political divisions in the Jewish public. The typology is also in line with the well-known asymmetry between the Jewish extreme types: the proportion of exclusionists is twice that of conciliationists. Jewish types in 1985-88 also continued to differ in behavior toward Israeli Arabs as they did in 1976-80.