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    • Abraham Elterman
    • 25.11.13 | 02:41 (IST)

    You know you are reading a fallacious argument when fundamental facts that impinge on the discussion are completely omitted. Like the fact that Jewish history is unique -not directly comparable to any other-- and it thus would lead to new complexities in the creation of a state. Or the fact that Israel was born and has existed in opposition, in constant danger of elimination - which has impeded a more free evolution one would otherwise expect. An such opposition has rendered many voices -e.g. Buber's-- that might otherwise have taken hold, moot --but that given the circumstances--it's completely understandable why they didn't. Vacuous comparisons to ' Western democracies' without context or perspective are merely attempts to smear not to illuminate.

    from the article: 'In a single moment, I stopped being religious'
    First published 08:26 23.11.13 | Last updated 08:26 23.11.13
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