# 29 to dyinglikeflies - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • eric
    • 10.12.07 | 00:34 (IST)

    none of the countries you mention were carved out someone else's homeland. you could mention the u.s...only it does NOT discriminate against ethnic or religious origins... the boers of south africa is the only correlation that would actually apply; now isn't that an interesting coincidence? meanwhile; there are considerably more american jews than there are israeli jews. now why would i mention that? to point out to you the difference between national identity and religious identity; because it's your failure to recognize this difference that is the inherent flaw to your logic. "jewish" religious identity exists universally; NOT just in israel... but the "israeli" national identity is exclusive to israel and its citizens; none of whom should be excluded from that identity.

    from the article: The impossible forfeit
    First published 00:00 09.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.12.07
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