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    • shepen
    • 10.10.10 | 20:51 (IST)

    Gideon Levy's argument is based on at least two fallacies. He states that,"first and foremost " ademocracy needs to guarantee the rights of a minority. Perhaps Levy never heard of the inicorporation in the American Constitution of the prevention of the tryanny of the minority- something that, had we had it, would prevent the Haredim from from exercising their power out of their numerical proportion. Secondly Israel was created as a Jewish state and declaring loyalty to that is no different from an American candidate for citizenship having to declare an oath to the U.S. Levy's handwringing is not appropriate.

    from the article: The Jewish Republic of Israel
    First published 01:21 10.10.10 | Last updated 01:21 10.10.10
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