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    • JR
    • 28.12.05 | 22:46 (IST)

    well thats precisely what democracy is. Each participant tries to "impose" their views on the other, and the one with the most votes wins. One vote per person and majority rules. And if Israel has, one day, a majority of haredim, then it will go the direction of Iran (a nuclear theocracy) and the secular community will probably feel the level of nausea that that haredi community feels today. But...they'll need the votes to get there and that won't be too soon. I'll be on a plane with lts of the other secular community because it won't be how i want to live, and it certainly wont be a Jewish homeland welcoming and tolerant of all Jews. I agree that politics and religion is a dangerous mix, however, for better or for worse Israel was set up as a Jewish homeland and that, defacto, puts religion and state side by side to begin with more so than any other country got a start with. We just need to keep it in balance so everyone has rights and it remains a country for all Jews...ah another tough day at the office.

    from the article: The Right / Religious Zionism sets its sights on leading the country
    First published 00:00 28.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 28.12.05
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