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    • howiej
    • 09.12.07 | 13:36 (IST)

    Israel exists where it is because of the historical basis of it's location. Israel was reborn as a Jewish State to serve the Jewish people. It is a Jewish State that recognises that within it's borders live people who have other religious beliefs. These other religions are given autonomy over the practices of their religions. When an Israeli is asked where do you come from, the answer will be "Israel" not "Israel the Jewish State." If the person asked is not Jewish, the answer can be, I am a ... from Israel. Being a citizen of Israel does not include the swearing of loyalty to the Jewish religion.

    from the article: The impossible forfeit
    First published 00:00 09.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.12.07
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