I have news for Ms Cohen -Israeli is not a totalitarian state and its citizens are not obligated to 'reflect loyalty' to it. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • An Israeli
    • 26.03.12 | 16:41 (IST)

    The reason for this is simple: a concept like 'loyalty to the state' is virtually impossible to define. For one person loyalty to the state may be serving in the army, and for another it may be protesting the occupation. One citizen may consider Assad a dictator, and another may feel that he is preferable to having Syria ruled by say, Islamic extremists. What citizens are obligated to do is refrain from committing treasonous acts against the state such as spying for it's enemies, assisting armed attacks on the state etc, which are easy to define.

    from the article: Knesset Ethics Committee: Israeli MK didn't break rules by attending pro-Assad rally
    First published 01:06 26.03.12 | Last updated 01:06 26.03.12
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