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    • Mervyn
    • 28.09.09 | 16:33 (IST)

    Once the ultra-orthodox gain the totalitarian control over Israel that they seek, no democracy will be a ble to support the continued existence of Israel which was established, not by some mythical God, but by the United Nations. Religion and State are separated in all happy, prosperous, successful and equable societies. As the Jewish people lose faith in ther myths so they will ose unwavering support for Israel unless Jewishness is re-defined as an exemplar of secular social democracy and tolerance.

    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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