Be careful with your words, Jane. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 18.07.10 | 16:50 (IDT)

    The USA Pledge of Allegiance is not at all the same thing as the USA Oath of Allegiance. The former is merely a piece of jingoistic nonsense that is recited rote-fashion in school halls around America, while the latter must be recited by all immigrants. The former is declarative fluff that any US citizen can refuse, while the latter is a legal statement with very serious ramifications for anyone who violates it. It is the latter that is the direct equivalent of this Israeli law, while the former is irrelevent to this discussion.

    from the article: Loyalty to the state is enough
    First published 01:47 18.07.10 | Last updated 01:47 18.07.10
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