dear ronnie, ever since the dispersion by the romans, jews have survived as jews by being collectively religious . if they dont they assimilate and disappear as a people. the essential point of zionism was not religious but to make a country where you could be a jew and secular and not assimilate or die by the hands of anti semites! the problem is that the ultra religious are carrying on as if the jews are still in the diaspora and functioning as if they were still in the middle ages or the reformations of the 17th century ad the totally idiotic electoral system in israel has given them power above their voting strength by being constantly bribed to join this government or that over 57 years period . i hope this will help you indiscerning that the reaction to religion is not mleft wing insanity to countrbalance it !
Palestinian man suffers light wounds from rocks thrown by Jewish men in Jerusalem (Haaretz)
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