Religious discrimination was behind the foundation of Israel; it has been behind the disasterous policies of Israel's government since that time and it may well result in Israel's destruction. If it were not for religion Israel would long ago have done what all other colonisers have done and created one state with equal rights for all. The only reason it has not happened is because of Judaism and a belief by many Jews that Israel should be a religiously defined State. Religions have much for which to answer but perhaps, in the modern age, nowhere more than in Israel. What a pity Israelis cannot join the modern world as a democratic, secular state.
Fire in Jerusalem suburb causes severe air pollution (Haaretz)
from the article: We should beware of the Jewish Brotherhood