# 1 Jewish identity, faith and illiteracy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • John Isenhower
    • 10.09.06 | 02:20 (IDT)

    The problem with Jewish identity as it relates to Israel is this: Israel is owned by Israelites, all 12 tribes, not just the ones who call themselves "Jews" (Yehuda properly). This religiously illegal exclusivity contributes mightily to the non-immigration not only of other Jews, but other Israelites, also. The Faith of Father Jacob (Israel) and King David's strong and prosperous Israel was Messianic and Missionary, and bears little resemblance to what is practiced in the Synagogues, today, and the nation it purports to lead. Jewish illiteracy comes mainly from not reading the Tanach (Bible). People well read in this are not easily deceived by those who would turn Israel into a nation of xenophobes. JJI 9-8-06.

    from the article: Rethinking Jewish American deterrence
    First published 00:00 07.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.09.06
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