Between Eretz Israel and the State of Israel (for John Alsberg) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 10.09.10 | 19:21 (IDT)

    You are confusing the two notions. Eretz Israel is a geographic name, applied to the location where the biblical 12 tribes of Israel dwelled. This includes Israel, Palestine, and Western Jordan. The State of Israel is a political entity with laws, etc. I don't know if there is a law against burning books there. Of course, religious zealots tend to be insensitive to holy books of other religions. They ultimately have to bear the consequences of their insensitivity.

    from the article: U.S. pastor reconsiders cancelling Koran burning after 'lied to' by N.Y. imam
    First published 05:39 10.09.10 | Last updated 05:39 10.09.10
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