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    • 19.10.10 | 20:54 (IST)

    Ben-Meir is of course 100% right about Jewishness being a nationality, and not merely a religious affiliation. Many things would be better inside Israel and in her relations with other nations.if more Israelis proudly proclaimed this very fact. It's a shame though that Ben-Meir thinks that we are picking a fight by raising Arab hackles. In point of fact, the fight never stopped, and the loyalty oath has blessedly put the issue of Jewish national rights back on the table. I say this is a blessing because we cannot get to real peace without first resolving the issue of our nationhood.

    from the article: Loyalty oath isn't racist, but it will destroy Israel
    First published 00:41 19.10.10 | Last updated 00:41 19.10.10
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