A Democracy or a Theocracy ??? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Portuguese Citizen
    • 13.07.11 | 00:12 (IDT)

    Is Israel a Democracy or a Theocracy ??? If Israel wants to be regarded as the earlier Israel can't be the country of the Jewish people. Israel has to be the country of the Israeli people, Jews or no Jews. Of course Israel can have what is usually called " an official religion", which is undoubtedly Judaism. As Portugal has had Catholicism as the official religion; UK , the Anglicanism; Greece, the Orthodox Christianity, etc,etc. Nevertheless, Portugal has been the country of the Portuguese, catholics or not, UK the country of the British people, anglicans or not, and Greece of the Greek people, orthodox or not. If Israel wants to be the country of the Jewish people then Israel is going towards a theocracy instead of a democracy.

    from the article: Officials: Mideast Quartet talks failed due to disagreement over Israel as Jewish state
    First published 23:37 12.07.11 | Last updated 23:37 12.07.11
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