Judaism has been a religion of diversity. With our common bond, we have accepted many persuasions of Judaism among our people. We are richer in culture for that very reason. There is a dark cloud of zealotry encompassing Israel. Much like the evangelical Christian zealots in the USA, these zealots conduct a war against reason, diversity, tolerance and human values. The most corrupt actions are rationalized in the name of God. Whether the USA or Israel, a blind nationalism becomes intertwined with this zealotry. It is time to reclaim our historic vision and commitment to truth and justice. That is the legacy we gave western society. We should not abandon that heritage and look with disdain upon those that are righteous. It is not too late to reconcile with the Arabs and work for peaceful coexistance.
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from the article: Israelis' ideal state: A country without criticism