Earlier, mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory in apparent spillover from Syria war.12:12 13.10.15 | 3 comments
And you don't have to be either to be Israeli. There seems to be an inherent fear in Israel, that unless the Jewish religion is incorporated into the institutions of the state, that the state will lose its Jewish nature - to the point that it's become a fixation. But the Zionist dream for the creation of the Jewish state that became Israel was not founded on religion, it was founded on Jewish heritage...for the Jewish 'people'. There's no need for, what amounts to, a state enforced Jewish character, because Israel's immigration criteria meets that upon which the state was founded: Jewish lineage[NOT religion]. All Jews, from the Orthodox to secular to non-believers, they all share a Jewish heritage, and it's THAT for which the Zionist dream was born and carried forward to its realization. Only after Israelis can become comfortable with the fact that its their Jewish heritage which makes them Jewish as a society, will the political tide turn towards a separation of religion and state. Maybe THEN, Israelis can be comfortable with just being Israelis, and finally recognize that you don't even have to be Jewish to be an Israeli. On THAT day, Israel will become a true democracy. But until then, the religious elements of society, and the politicians who do their bidding, will continue to sell the fallacy - and existential fear - that religion is integral to the Jewish nature of the state.