It doesn't shame Israel that they thought it. It shames Israel that they said it out loud. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 09.12.10 | 05:04 (IST)

    Israel has always lunched out on the proposition that they are a western style democracy. Of course, this is not the case. Religion is intertwined much more closely with the Israeli government than is possible in a western style democracy. As a result, Israel has had to pose as a western style democracy. That's the ticket to the river of freebies and support that flow from other western style democracy. If allies saw Israel as a racist, bigoted little religious tyranny this would not be good for their image. This brings us to having these Rabbis actually say what they have always kept to themselves in the past. This is either a sign of arrogance or confidence that they have complete control over their never ending river of American support.

    from the article: Knesset Speaker: Racist rabbi's letter shames the Jewish people
    First published 03:12 09.12.10 | Last updated 03:12 09.12.10
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