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    • Jew Not Jew But Jew
    • 13.07.10 | 14:39 (IDT)

    Outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gabriela Shalev on Sunday warned that hatred of Israel in the halls of the United Nations is reaching a peak and yet, Israel wants to cut off half of the Jews who would support it. Only in Eretz Yisra'el. Instead of allowing the Ultra-Orthodox to rule, why not have a king? It's obvious you cannot handle democracy.

    from the article: Reform rabbi: Israel's pluralism threatened by new conversion law
    First published 00:55 13.07.10 | Last updated 00:55 13.07.10
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File photo of a Chief Rabbinate-run conversion court in Jerusalem, May 23, 2004.
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An inmate in Ayalon Prison.
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The synagogue at Kibbutz Yifat in northern Israel.
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