Democratic & Jewish not possible, unless Israel wants to be Iran - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ramzi Jaber
    • 19.09.09 | 19:24 (IDT)

    How can Israel reconcile Jewish and Democratic? What will happen to the 1.5 or so million Palestinian Christians and Moslems who are Israeli citizens? What will you do, even if you are Jewish, when you want to drive on the weekend but it becomes illegal in a Jewish state? What will you do if you cannot send your kids to a non-religious school, even if you are Jewish? What will happen to the additional millions of Palestinian Christians and Moslems who will be part of Israel since Israel is refusing to end the occupation of Palestine? For the sake of Palestine, for the sake of Israel, for the sake of peace in the world, religion and state must remain separate. That is the foundation of democracy and equality.

    from the article: Israel, Palestinians trade blame for stalled peace talks
    First published 14:11 19.09.09 | Last updated 08:33 20.09.09
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