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    • bat yam
    • 14.08.07 | 17:49 (IDT)

    The nervousness of those intimidated by the statistics of a growing religious population (orthodox not ?ultra? orthodox) is a wonderful indicator for the survival of a vibrant Jewish Israel, including the secular Jews, as envisioned by the early Zionists. Those that feel Israel has become ?too Jewish? (e.g. the ?ultra? leftists and ?post-Zionist revisionists?), certainly have many secular countries in which to live a life of luxury (e.g. the likes of A. Burg). In these more ?advanced countries? devoid of any issues either religious or existential in nature, they and their children will be able to finally bury the fact they are Jewish, thus dispensing with the burden forced on them and their children as happened many a time throughout Jewish history. As for our Arab neighbors and the ?worried? Jewish apologists amongst us, they must realize that ?time does not stand still.? If they wish to rescue any semblance of their interests in Judea and Samaria then accommodating Jews, as well as Arabs, in a peaceful compromise is essential ? and sooner rather than later. Let?s not repeat the hard lessons of 1947.

    from the article: Ultra-Orthodox Jews deliver a population boom to the West Bank
    First published 00:00 14.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 14.08.07
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