The pledge of allegiance in the US is voluntary, and many of us in the USA refuse to say it. I won't sweat allegiance to a flag, a nation, or a nation `under god'. That pledge was put in place in a bit of nationalistic fervor, and the words 'under god' were put in it in 1954, in a reaction to the Supreme Court's decision that public schools should not be racially segregated. Nationalism is a cancer, and loyalty oaths are a symptom of the illness.
Three minors arrested in Jaffa for throwing rocks at a bus; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
from the article: The Jewish Republic of Israel