There is a difference between being Israeli and being jewish. Why should he be forced to put religion down when he is secular and does not belive or associate with that religion? We are all free to choose how we want to live our lives without being forced to observe religious laws we do not accept or belive in.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk asks court to cancel his 'Jewish' status