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    • Sam
    • 10.12.09 | 09:23 (IST)

    ... not when it borders on anti-Zionism. Judaism is a religion, a nation, and a culture. Israel is unique in that it caters to all three facets. While I do think Israel's government is becoming too far removed from the relatively secular base it was founded on (Herzl was an atheist, for heaven's sake!), I would never want Israel to become the secular, God-less society Levy seems to espouse. I consider myself relatively liberal, but here Levy seems to despise and call into question the very foundations of the Jewish state. To each his own, but I don't get why he doesn't just go the way of Ilan Pappe and leave the state he no longer seems to believe in.

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
    First published 01:19 10.12.09 | Last updated 12:47 10.12.09
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