'Religious' statehood - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Falcon
    • 31.01.13 | 13:20 (IST)

    There is an inherent incoherence in religious statehood. A religious state promotes the interest of one group at the expense of others. This can be seen in Israel, as well as in numerous 'Islamic' states. It translates as ethnocentricity at best, racial and gender discrimination at worst. Israel should be relinquishing the notion of religious statehood and embracing a higher principle: equality for all, including women and Palestinians.

    from the article: Make Judaism in Israel a force for inclusivity, not discrimination
    First published 08:50 31.01.13 | Last updated 08:50 31.01.13
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