Gideon Levy is right. Unfortunately, he is definetely wrong as well. Big parts of Israel are very secular. A few weeks ago I was in Tel Aviv's port on shabbat night and the pubs were packed with young people and there was a hassid who couldn't have only one person to give his prayers. In Israel homosexual couples can adopt a child, which is impossible in France. In Tel Aviv you can live a daily life without religion at all. Unfortunately there is too much religion as well. In Israel people can't marry each other if not in a religious way. Jews are defined in a traditional, not modern way. A Jew is not forbidden to marry a muslim, but he can't do so in the country because there is no secular wedding. So Israel is a liberal and western and secular country with middle-age things sometimes. But it's not Teheran at all. You should not think in blanck and white, Gideon. Friendly, David.
Thousands protest outlawing of Islamic Movement in Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
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