The raison d'etre of Israel is to be a home for the Jewish people. In a secular state like you're suggesting, what is preventing the Islamists from taking over, as has occurred in Turkey, and turning it from a secular state into an Islamic one? This is not a rhetorical question. Curious to know your answer.
Amnesty: Israel's 'Black Friday' Gaza strike a war crime (Haaretz)
from the article: Endgame