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    • 01.12.11 | 08:21 (IST)

    Israel as a national sovereignty emerged in Canaan via the people who developed the capacity to defend the land. They came from village settlements rather than the walled cities of kings. They were the people of a God, not a mere King. So in a sense it was inevitable when the religious Jews felt ready to make the state of Israel in their own image they would seek to dominate the IDF. In alliance with the economic and nationalist political right they now have the numbers to prevail. They will only leave settlements in the occupied territories on their terms, there is no longer an IDF capable of enforcing any withdrawal. Secular Jews in Tel Aviv will be described as they are those in New York are by conservative middle America - urban liberals not really part of the mainstream people. If they are lucky. When it is clear that the emerging Jewish nationalist state is no longer of western democratic values there will simply be a rejection of false worldly standards and reconcilation with nations led by Ayatollahs, ruled by sharia law and the Wahhabi code - proper godly order, If they don't kill each other first.

    from the article: The people's IDF is turning into the rabbis' IDF
    First published 03:52 01.12.11 | Last updated 03:52 01.12.11
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