as for the "jewish" state: please don't forget that israel is a zionist state, peters; NOT a judaic state. eligibility for israeli citizenship is based on ancestry; NOT religion. to zionist israel, judaism is an incidental; one which the founders of zionism didn't even consider a positive attribute. calling israel a "jewish state" is a convenient ambiguity, peters; one that zionism uses in its attempt to include ALL of judaism within its nationalist perspective and the goals of regional expansion it harbors...which the author's comments completely exemplify. but "true" zionism and "true" judaism are in fact quite at odds with each other.
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from the article: Response / On 'exorcising' Israel bashers from the Jewish mainstream