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    • Yehonatan
    • 07.10.10 | 08:11 (IST)

    The thing I think most of the naysayers are missing is that being a Jew is more than just a religion. The Jews, Hebrews, Israelis whatever you want to call us are a people and a nation. We started out as a family that based their identity on believing in the ONE G_d, became 12 tribes that maintained that belief even through generations of slavery, then we were given the Law to rule our nation by and we became a nation, and through mass exodus, and through wars; through entering our land, and then going through numerous exiles and attempted genocides we remain a nation! To swear allegiance to Israel as a Jewish nation is nothing more than swearing allegiance to the G_d of Israel and to the people of the nation of Israel. The G_d of Israel and HIS teachings to the people of Israel is who and what the other major religions in Israel base their misguided and false beliefs on and attempt to gain legitimacy through. The Jewish people had been in exile for 1,812 years! We have been a nation without land but were able to maintain our nation and national identity through our Faith in the ONE true G_d and the Law he gave us to govern our Nation by, again for almost 2000 years; now we have our land back. If you want to live in Israel then you will swear allegiance to the Jewish nation of Yisrael! To become an US citizen you most swear your allegiance to the US and its Constitution ‘so help you G_d’ despite what revisionist like to say in the US the G_d they are referring to in the Oath of Allegiance, and in their Pledge of Allegiance is the Christian G_d based on the G_d of Israel. Israel is a Jewish nation, not a nation of Rabbinic Judaism but the Jewish Nation. I will pledge my allegiance every day of my life to the Jewish and democratic Israel!

    from the article: Labor expects new settlement freeze as payoff for loyalty oath
    First published 00:11 07.10.10 | Last updated 00:11 07.10.10
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