There are many countries that have in their name "The Islamic Republic of". And there are many that claim Islam as the state religion. Saudi Arabia doesn't have "The Islamic Republic of" in the name of the country but you bet it is Islamic. Not only that no non-Muslim can be a citizen of that country and no non-Muslim can visit the cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. By contrast many non-Jews are citizens of the state of Israel. In addition Jewish law is not Israeli law. There are public holidays that follow the Jewish faith just like in the USA or UK or many European nations that have Christmas, Easter, and Saint Silvester's day (i.e. New Years) as national holidays. Why is Sunday a day off in most countries? Easy it is the Christian sabbath. So please think before you post nonsense. The fact that Jewish holidays are national holidays in Israel is not a problem for democracy any more than the aforementioned countries. It is true that in Iran, and Saudi Arabia and other counties that adhere to strict Sharia law democracy is effected. But in Israel Halacha (Jewish Law) is NOT law.
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