CJK- yes, it is legal, but that doesn't make it right. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • reno
    • 07.10.10 | 07:39 (IST)

    Why is it difficult to grasp that loyalty oaths from democracies are oaths to the state, not to a religion? Are Israeli's so insecure that they must force people to affirm their Jewishness? To combine religion and democracy in a loyalty oath is contradictory and is worthy of totalitarian governments. If Israel truly wants to be a democracy, park your religion at the door. If you want to be simply the Jewish state, then stop calling yourselves a democracy.

    from the article: Labor expects new settlement freeze as payoff for loyalty oath
    First published 00:11 07.10.10 | Last updated 00:11 07.10.10
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