It's not like Poland - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Beata
    • 12.12.09 | 16:47 (IST)

    No, Israel is NOT like Poland. We have civil marriages and divorces, births and funerals, we have public transport and shops open on Sundays (which is our holiday), there are no religious rules about food in retaurants and hotels. And we have a consitution - which Israel cannot have because of the opposition of the rabbis. What is more, the fact whether somebody is recognised as a Pole has nothing with their religion -we do not have "second class" citizens, who are discriminated becasue of relgious principles - like some of immigrants in Israel who cannot even marry legally in the country because they are not "kosher". Face it - this IS shocking!

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
    First published 01:19 10.12.09 | Last updated 12:47 10.12.09
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