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    • David
    • 25.09.11 | 16:27 (IDT)

    The US was founded in the idea of religious pluralism. Israel was founded as the homeland of the Jews. Not necessarily orthodox, chasidic or any other stripe, but as a recognition of Judaism's unique balance between religion and peoplehood. Maybe Jerusalem has become more theocratic, but it is unlikely the rest of Israel will ever be, regardless of the government. People on this board are missing the significance of the Spanish FM's statement: it is a recognition of the Jewish connection to Israel and the role it plays in its sovereignty, not a comment on its role in daily life.

    from the article: Spain recognizes Israel as Jewish homeland, for first time
    First published 10:21 25.09.11 | Last updated 10:21 25.09.11
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