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    • KT
    • 25.01.07 | 22:43 (IST)

    Actually, Ben Gurion, like almost all of those who worked to establish Israel, was not only secular, but a Socialist idealist. Neither he nor any of the others at that time thought that there would ever be enough religious Jews in the country to worry about. Actually, there still aren't, but they have just managed to accumulate more power and money than their numbers alone warrant.

    from the article: Draft deferrals for yeshiva students surpass 50,000 mark in 2006
    First published 00:00 25.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.01.07
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