A "Jewish State"? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Joe
    • 02.06.13 | 07:32 (IDT)

    The Israeli government insists on maintaining the "Jewish state" mantra because such sloganeering is aimed at brainwashing the Jewish masses, deceiving the world and controlling the Palestinians. It is a propaganda tool knowing such words and phrases have no meaning or substance. They are hollow to the core - mean absolutely nothing, bagel would still be served and the Sabbath would still come on Saturday with or without the " Jewish state" label branded on every forehead of non-Jews in Israel. I see the battle as being whether Israel wants to be an ancient state or a modern state - nothing more and nothing less. Those demanding Israel be a "Jewish state" want to live in ancient times - the glory days as mentioned in the book of Joshua. - turning mythology into reality for some has become the new religion.

    from the article: On Israeli identity, Jewish democracy and oxymorons - A response to Carlo Strenger
    First published 20:05 01.06.13 | Last updated 20:05 01.06.13
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