It depends on what one thinks the Swiss State is. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 06.12.09 | 08:14 (IST)

    Is it first and foremost a bastion of Swiss culture, or a liberal society? Pork was banned in several Israeli cities until a 2004 court decision (and butchers still have to respect local neighborhood opinion). Yitzhak Shamir's government tried to ban pork altogether. Many Muslim countries make it difficult (or impossible) to build churches. And forget pork. Is this really so different from Switzerland? Unless one thinks that Europeans and only Europeans must be liberal, and others are free to abridge liberties to suit the local culture.

    from the article: What do mosque minarets and kosher slaughter have in common?
    First published 01:11 06.12.09 | Last updated 09:32 06.12.09
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