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.
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from the article: Religious extremists threaten democracy in Israel