As a practicing strictly orthodox Jew, I view the interference of the of the various religious factions (Zionist and haredi) in Israeli political institutions with utter and profound dismay, derision, and disgust. In virtually all cases, such meddling only leads to 'chilul Hashem'. As I have said concerning previous discussions on the 'Church and State' issue, until the religious parties are legislated out of the government apparatus, Israel will continue to lag behind the civilised west.
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