Esther: are you old enough to remember Mafdal and Labour coalitions? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Israeli
    • 24.11.10 | 11:09 (IST)

    Indeed what Ben-Gurion gave religious a long time ago, will take much pain to resolve. And all parties gave in to religious requests. But still democracy is better than a left-wing, or right-wing for that matter, dictatorship. You also have to admit that, while many Israelis dislike current religious establishment, they do not push too much for reformed Jews movement to come in. So many Israelis, even in the left, have a double standard toward religion: many want a Jewish Democratic state, but they want the Jewishness not to interfere too much with their lives. At the end of the day, at the basis of our Jewish state there is the law of return, and this is precisely and only religion. So things are not so black and white.

    from the article: Israel's leaders have handcuffed themselves to the extreme right
    First published 03:00 24.11.10 | Last updated 03:00 24.11.10
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