but today, all citizenry should have equal rights regardless of religion. In other words, France and Italy are nation states, with predominantly Catholic ancestry and historical narrative, and their Constitutions evolved to becoming secular but they remain predominantly Catholic states with those of zero observance to the very faithful of the Catholic faith. Judaism represents both a religion and nationality because the formation of the nation-state of ancient Israel transpired through political and religious undertaking by King David who established Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Previous to the nation-state society, we were of tribal societies (the 12 Tribes) and not united as a nation-state.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
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