At the same time, however, the State of Israel is the nation-state for the entirety of the Jewish people.
Nor, frankly, would any other nation-state consent to its own dismantling.
"A public Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish nation-state is a precondition for regional peace," he announced.
Yes, a Jewish nation-state can help develop and promote that message.
Since Israel was born as a nation-state in an era of post-nationalism, its very creation was a mistake.
Now, its descendent organizations are dedicated to advancing the 20th-century throwback notion of the primacy of the nation-state.
Together with the nation-state, the modern notion of nationality was defined and became a major force of political life.
Since old China was rarely confronted with international problems, the Chinese were not aware of their realm as a nation-state.
Indeed, the predicament of the nation-state is such that going back may be the only benign way of going forward.
It is the same sense of community held, at a different scale and with different goals, by the nation-state.