I have great sympathy for Kaniuk and applaud his relentless battle - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Andyboy
    • 02.10.11 | 08:42 (IST)

    over this Issue. That does not mean that I share his political worldview on other matters. But I think that a state that defines it's citizens according to their religious affiliation cannot truly call itself a democracy. The problem, on a purely practical level, of being classified as "no religion"is obvious to all of us. Given the influence and power and control of the ultra religious over most aspects of our lives here, the effect on relatives and offspring could be truly devasting. And, even on the primitive level of airport security, an ID with this description would guarantee many happy hours of questions and physical inspection. Only if hundreds of thousands of us follow Kaniuk's example and register as "no religion" can there be any change in how Israel sees itself, and is perceived by the world. Any ideas how to go about this without the expense of applying to the courts?

    from the article: Israel court grants author's request to register 'without religion'
    First published 01:34 02.10.11 | Last updated 01:34 02.10.11
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