This is at least the sixth editorial I have read on Haaretz that has stated ominously: "this is the end, Israel is no longer a democracy." Every thing viewed as a minor victory of the religious all of a sudden becomes the beginning of a theocracy. You accuse us of McCarthyism? I think you, Levy, are far more paranoid. And I'm curious: why is this being seen as a religious thing? Who says Jewish means "religious?" Both Netanyahu and LIeberman are not religious. I agree that this bill should have been "softened," that allegiance to the Israeli state should have been enough, but that would have been blown out of proportion as well. And anyway Levy, if it was up to you Israel would become a theocracy as well--the Islamic Republic of Palestine.
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from the article: The Jewish Republic of Israel