Your interpretation of acculturation or assimilation as happening out of fear to be different is simplicistic. When the frames of one minority, such as religious Jewish in a non-Jewish surroundings, are to restrictive to develope a talent (which is by the way dilema, presented in more than one book by a Jewish author) or individuality, or proceed with a carrier or to marry a different (your word) loved one, you choose acculturating or assimilating as a better way for development. Besides, if Israel is a democratic state, how can she press upon a citizen an identity which he or she is not.
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