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    • Vittorio Antonio
    • 21.02.13 | 07:34 (IST)

    Crack # 1: To attempt to forcefully integrate the Haredi population into all levels of Israeli society, e.g, the IDF, may prove to be not only unproductive but also disintegrating. Ideologically, (theologically). Haredi DNA (figuratively speaking) is not the same as the DNA of the Zionist adventure, the State of Israel. The Haredim can exist without the State of Israel, but can the State of Israel exist without the Haredim? Crack #2: In relation to the territories, Israel is blatantly in violation of international law. Now that Palestine has gained an upgraded status in the UN it can use international legal institutions to press the rights of the Palestinian people. Israel will be hard pressed to find a way to seal the cracks which appear to be getting wider as time goes by.

    from the article: Netanyahu's coalition-building stalls over 'lenient' plan for ultra-Orthodox draft
    First published 08:26 21.02.13 | Last updated 01:49 21.02.13
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