Separation of religion from government does not limit public morality, with the full rights of every citizen's freedom of conscience. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    The role of civil government is to guarantee the peace and rights of every citizen, including the rights of the despised minority whose conscientious beliefs clash with those of the majority. The resolution of philosophical and religious differences can only progress when the civil government acts as the unbiased referee, as in a sports contest, ensuring that the civil rights of both sides are protected in the contest, maintaining civil peace in the philosophical conflict.

    from the article: State-imposed religion disfigures Israeli democracy
    First published 02:24 26.07.13 | Last updated 02:24 26.07.13
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