Not semi but 3/4 theocracy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • mehmet
    • 10.12.09 | 16:43 (IST)

    Israel is a country based on the religion. In order to be a "real" citizen of Israel, one must be a jew. Sometimes this is not enough, Ethiopian jews are treated with racism in Israel despite being jews. So it seems like in order to be a good citizen of Israel you had better be a white jew. Israel's policies in the West Bank are based on is an ownership feeling for the land that itself is based on completely religious arguments, so for a country in which the religion is that improtant for the running of the state the term semi-theocracy is not enough, it is at least 3/4 theocracy. Turkey once used to be secular but today the islamists are trying to turn it to a 4/4 theocracy, sadly...

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
    First published 01:19 10.12.09 | Last updated 12:47 10.12.09
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