Perhaps the arguments have merit, but Israel's affiliation to being the Holy Land for the three major religions, makes it unique... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 12.07.12 | 19:51 (IDT)

    It's fair to say that most of Israel's population derive from countries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, which didn't experience as much diversity, democracy and freedom of expression. But on the other hand, there are elements from the Western world and complete laissez-faire (eg. getting tattoos purposely to defy Jewish & Islamic laws) and the deteriorating social responsibilities, are not to be envied. Also, politically speaking, Americanized Israeli candidates such as PM Benjamin Netanyahu, are highly supported by a good proportion of the new Aliyah since 1990, Russian Jewry, younger generations of the Sephardim and the Orthodox - all significant sectors within Israel's pluralism. Besides, accepting the criteria for human rights starts in one's family household.

    from the article: 'If a million American Jews moved to Israel, there'd be peace'
    First published 18:52 12.07.12 | Last updated 18:52 12.07.12
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