No, just being logical. Instead of simply claiming that I must be on drugs why now show how wrong I am by explaining what YOU THINK would happen to Israel if the secular decide to leave in large numbers. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • LS
    • 27.12.11 | 17:37 (IST)

    It is the secular who have driven Israel forward since its inception, both in economic and military spheres. I was just musing on what would happen if they left and believing that there could be a trigger for that. Of course you do not have to agree with me but at least you could explain to me how those who want to devote their lives to study and want their children to have a religious education will be able to meet Israel's needs, both economically and militarily. For a start how many international companies would continue to be interested in having a presence in Israel? How many Israeli tech start-ups would bring wealth to the country? The Torah might for some provide an agenda on how to lead one's life but I do not think it acts as a good template for helping Israel to compete economically against the likes of China etc. To date, Israel has done well in attracting inward investment, that should not be taken for granted. Likewise, will the orthodox be able to be both the movers and shakers in the military. I doubt it.

    from the article: Netanyahu is fanning the flames of religious incitement
    First published 03:17 27.12.11 | Last updated 03:17 27.12.11
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