When I say Ani Yehudi, I am a Jew, I mean I am of the tribe of Judah. It is most certainly not a religious statement, or a racist statement, anymore than "I am Zulu" or "I am Apache." Judea is the ancient state that Rome destroyed. Israel is the modern state for the same people - the tribe of Judah. It is more inclusive, since it welcomes the remnants of all 13 Israelite tribes.
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from the article: Israel court grants author's request to register 'without religion'