Neither a theocracy nor an ethnocracy can be maintained.... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Hanna
    • 28.09.09 | 06:32 (IST)

    into the 21st century. We are already seeing the inevitable ethical results of pursuing these archaic policies. The only reason that Israel maintains the support that it does in the U.S. is because the U.S. mainstream media does not report on the school segregation, the housing segregation, the treatment of the treatment of Israelis who marry Palestians, the treatment of Israeli Palestinians who marry non-Israeli Palestinians, etc., the treatment of the occupied, etc. None of my friends, Jewish or non-Jewish, understand the discriminatory laws and institutions that exist in Israel. I only learned about them last year after Gaza by reading the Jerusalem Post and Haaertz on line. The ethnocracy is not only archaic and morally wrong, but it is unsustainable. Israel is quickly running out of Jews willing the immigrate. Israel will be facing massive emigration of its talented and educated class. Best to create a modern and just society now, while it is still possible.

    from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770
    First published 16:53 27.09.09 | Last updated 16:11 13.11.09
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