BDS comment about potential progress with neighbouring states if Israel is not described as Jewish state is interesting. Logically there is some merit. However it would also require states such as Saudi Arabia to do likewise. Somehow I cannot see the House of Saud being willing to forego its place as the spiritual home of Muslims and thus cease to call itself "a Muslim State" (and I guess one could go even further with this argument with Iran etc).
IDF reservist, 44, dies of heart attack during training (Haaretz)
from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770