Ironically, Israeli democracy requires Haredi Jews - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 27.08.07 | 11:04 (IDT)

    Ironically, Israeli democracy requires Haredi Jews. Secular Jews value democracy, but are vanishing demographically because of decreasing birthrates. Because of the "war of the womb": Any secular democracy without Haredim will be destroyed quickly by the overpopulation of Arab Muslims, who largely despise democracy. And especially despise Jews. Haredi Jews are here to stay. Haredi birthrates suggest they will soon be the majority of Israel Jews. As such, Haredim pragmatists must run the govt, army, hospitals, etc. Fortunately, rebels among them will join and continue to populate the Secular Jews, guaranteeing a survival of a Secular voice in a functional democracy. Israel has two mutually-exclusive eventualities: Either a Jewish democracy dominated by pragmatic Haredim. Or else an Islamist Hamas-style tyranny, that would end all human rights and personal freedoms, and probably genocide Jews.

    from the article: Liberaland and Haredistan
    First published 00:00 27.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.07
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