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    • jed nightingale
    • 05.08.07 | 16:23 (IDT)

    As someone who is not an Israeli citizen but who recognizes the dangers facing Israel, I find it difficult to accept the tenent that orthodox young men can be excused from military service while secular men are expected to put their lives in danger in to protect a growing orthodox population. A true democracy survives when everyone is the same, namely; serve in the army, go to work everyday and not be supported by public funding, pursuit your religious inclinations on your own time, and stop imposing your religious believes on every one else.

    from the article: Half the people are enough
    First published 00:00 05.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.08.07
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