be on the table for expropriation. Frankly, there are many far more important insitutions which should also be subject to the law of expropriation. As to tax exemption, once religious insitutions are able to demonstrate objectively that they benefit the public interest, then there will be room to talk about a tax exemption. In the meantime, I say pay up. It is intolerable that some of these institutions have riches socked away that are not being productively utilized to protect the public interest. That is fine for taxpayers but not fine for tax exempt institutions who argue that they advance public welfare.
Sinai bomb attack could have targeted peacekeepers, official says (AP)
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