Being pro Israel is in the US' interest?? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • WHG
    • 06.12.09 | 00:41 (IST)

    I don't think so. Certainly it is not in our national interest, but importantly, it is not in our ethical or moral interest either. Israel is not a particularly democratic state--it gave up its right to that label some time ago. To maintain its status as a "Jewish State" (which sounded OK a couple of generations ago), it has to be anti-democratic by definition. And it certainly is that in practice. What it should be is simply a country that is very welcoming to Jews from around the world, period! And it has evolved into a very theocratic state. Fundamentalist theocratic state at that. Not very attractive philosophically in 2009. History, dear Israel, has passed you by.

    from the article: American Jews eye Obama's 'anti-Israel' appointees
    First published 12:44 04.12.09 | Last updated 15:01 04.12.09
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