I commend the PM for speaking out against religious intolerance. However, doesn't the demand for calling Israel a Jewish state invite just this type of intolerance? Doesn't this demand encourage those of the more extreme right to believe Israel is just for Jewish people -- a Jewish State? Activity at the national level facilitates what happens at the local level and when it provides justification for ones extreme beliefs what it facilitates is intolerance and hatred.
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