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    • Zev Davis
    • 28.09.09 | 19:20 (IST)

    I don't know where Mr. Strenger gets his understanding of Europa Secularis. There are many people in the member states who are very happy being "who they are" in their nations. Even the Nederlanders, whose sense of nationhood never hit the headlines are proud of their country. In fact, one of the problems that some Dutch pose when the issue of Turkish membership is not that they are Moslems, but that will inundate their country lookin' for a better life, the way other Southern Europeans have moved North with their "Eurocards". Yes, some Nederlanders resent "foreigners", even if they are Europeans. That being said, Jews in Israel like being Jewish, except for Mr. Strenger and those of his ilk. Were he and his friends go to Europe, they, too, would be "foreigners".

    from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770
    First published 16:53 27.09.09 | Last updated 16:11 13.11.09
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