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    • bram
    • 27.02.07 | 22:18 (IST)

    i will state your case another way. you have set up an argument whose alleged success or failure depends upon a citation by the state of israel that it is a light unto the nations. presumably, if i cannot provide it, you, then, have won the argument. but, it is your own argument, since i never stated that israel 'officially' takes such a position. however, you cannot dispute that part of the jewish ideology - a fundamental underpinning of the jewish state, as expressed in the tanach - includes the notion that it shall be the light unto the nations. you might as well have asked me to number the stars in the universe, since i would have also 'ducked' this question as it had nothing to do with what i said.

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