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    • Ruben Siedner
    • 28.12.11 | 15:44 (IST)

    The Bet Shemesh event, so symptomatic to Israel's society as it is, underlines once more the necessity to introduce a modern, enlightened constitution (historically inspired by the French Revolution and "Rights of Man") in Israel. Unlike almost all Western societies, Israel doesn't have the legislative tools which characterize an enlightened society. A plausible solution would be a Constitution - again, inspired by the post-(French)-revolution constitutions - which once and for all times seperates "Synagogue" from "State" on the entire spectrum of practical civic levels. In today's Frnace we call it LAICITÈ.

    from the article: Religious extremists threaten democracy in Israel
    First published 01:50 28.12.11 | Last updated 01:50 28.12.11
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