# 47 Smadar - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Swiss (Dino)
    • 10.12.09 | 18:24 (IST)

    Smadar,let me be plain honest with you: I very much believe,that many of the problems Israel today (and the Jewish people in the past, with the exception of the Holocaust of course) have found themselves confronted with,do have their roots in the core belief of the Jewish religion,namely that God has chosen you in order to serve as an example for the rest of the world. Apart from the fact,that most rational people will never be able to buy the idea,that God would have chosen a people for a special task, you will simply never be able to fulfil that order. Because the Jewish people are a people like everybody else in this world,with exactly the same strengths and weaknesses that everybody else has. So you keep on struggling with that task,which is simply an absolutely unrealizing one,for the reasons I mentioned above. The sooner you will find a way,to somehow get around that belief,the easier and less complicated life will become for you on planet earth....

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
    First published 01:19 10.12.09 | Last updated 12:47 10.12.09
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