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.
U.S., allies stage 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq (Reuters)
from the article: Draft deferrals for yeshiva students surpass 50,000 mark in 2006
Nearly every delegate at the Tel Aviv conference is happy to declare their belief in the two-state solution, and to explain why it's not yet possible.18:45 11.02.16 | 0 comments