The UK is a very strange case - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • John, Manchester, UK
    • 10.10.10 | 17:56 (IST)

    We have laws still in statute that date from hundreds of years ago and our legislature is as muddled and antiquated as our legal system. The monarch (the Queeen) is head of state and also head of the Church of England. All this is over-ridden by equality laws though, which means that we wouldn't ask a Jew to do something that a Christian need not do. The law passed by cabinet in Israel today would not be passed in the UK and if it were it would soon be countermanded by the European Court of Human Rights. To have one law for Jews and another for gentiles is clearly discriminatory.

    from the article: Cabinet approves loyalty oath, but only for non-Jewish new citizens
    First published 14:54 10.10.10 | Last updated 14:54 10.10.10
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