"The vast majority of us Israelis think like Kaniuk" is a statement that may be true today but will not be true before too long as the religious and ultra-orthodox become an absolute majority simply because of their very high fertility rate. Democracy in Israel will be decided by the numbers, and here the secular and the enlightened stand to be the big losers. Democracy has never meant the rule of logic and common sense and liberal humanism - it has always meant the rule of the majority, whoever they may be. The way things look now, Israel will become a Jewish theocracy like Iran in a mere generation or two,
Israeli vehicle hit in drive-by shooting in West Bank; no casualties reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel court grants author's request to register 'without religion'