Romanes eunt domus! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • christoph
    • 10.03.13 | 11:02 (IST)

    The comparison with Rome is interesting. I've already been wondering what such a government stands for: capitalist society with individual or family freedom including the possibility of territorial expansion in the frame of ethnic preference given to Jews. When ultra-orthodox, leftist and Arab parties have nothing to say, Israel may be closest to Western, Rome inspired society, some mixture of American liberty seeking and European style national supremacism. A few things are missing though, like slavery as well as the family father's "power over life and death" (potestas vitae necisque) regarding the family members. But Israel seems on it's best way to become an ordinary Western country.

    from the article: For Netanyahu, Israel's new government will be born in sadness
    First published 08:26 10.03.13 | Last updated 01:27 10.03.13
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