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    • come together now
    • 20.06.10 | 13:38 (IDT)

    the left parties extreme hate for religion, as well as Haredi extremism lead both to similar conclusions: the left cannot justify Israel's existence - in fact renouncing history and religion, the left parties can only rely on the UN resolution for justifying Israel's existence. This is an extremely weak argument, obviously leading to the one state solution as the only moral choice (and it is not clear that even this is morally justified). The Haredim denying Israel's right to exist is beyond my comprehension. Both camps thrive on hate for the other, yet both need the other to exist: Haredim need the state to feed them, and the left will sooner or later realize that without relying on history and religion they cannot justify Israel's existence.

    from the article: Israel or Immanuel?
    First published 01:45 20.06.10 | Last updated 01:45 20.06.10
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