Israel was not created to be a liberal country - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 24.03.13 | 12:05 (IST)

    The whole purpose of the creation of Israel was to create a JEWISH STATE. We were not looking for a liberal European style country where religion was something that took place behind closed doors and we had no national faith or laws which allow anybody in the world to immigrate based on their faith. You want liberalism go to Europe. Israel is not a liberal society, in the early years it was a very left wing society but not liberal and today we have more right wing governments but we are still not generally a liberal country but at the same time where is the harm in that? If the people wanted to live in a liberal society a liberal culture would have developed the way and it would also reflect in voting patterns. How many people vote for the liberal left parties like Meretz or Hadash? Israel is not Europe or the US it has its own culture.

    from the article: Is Israel too Jewish?
    First published 17:00 23.03.13 | Last updated 14:54 21.03.13
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