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    • Rob Lytle
    • 10.03.10 | 17:18 (IST)

    I am confused regarding Isreal's intent regarding it's desire to resemble a Democracy while limiting it's voters to the Jewish religion. How can Israel claim to be a Democracy when it wants to be All-Jewish? Democracy's are open societies. If the majority becomes tyrannical, as De Tocqueville warned, the experiment fails. All-Jewish is, simply, racist. Israel does not have a Constitution for a reason. The Old Testament is supposed to be the Constitution. Please help me understand why I think that Israel is a racist state for wanting to be "all-jewish." And please don't think it's anti-semitic. Perhaps I should ask this.... If the United States decided that it was going to become an All-Christian State, or all-white, or all Muslim, would we still be a Democracy? How do you reconcile the desire to be a racist state with the ideals of Democracy?

    from the article: Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start?
    First published 16:46 10.03.10 | Last updated 16:55 10.03.10
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