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    • Helen
    • 20.10.10 | 05:24 (IST)

    This just keeps getting better and better. Maybe its time for a faction to propose that all Jews born in Israel also swear the loyalty oath except those who can't for religious reasons. And Jews taking advantage of the ROR can swear the loyalty oath but then are they really observant Jews if they do? Non-Jews, unless their religion prevents them from swearing (if this reason for not swearing is not accepted then Israel discriminates on religious grounds) may swear but presumably if they do so, it will be with fingers crossed. So, Israel will end up with a loyalty oath to a Jewish state that Jews can't possibley swear to and non-Jews do so only under duress, that is if the legislation gets passed in some form or other in the first place. Thank you, thank you Israel.

    from the article: No Knesset majority for loyalty oath for Jews and non-Jews
    First published 01:32 20.10.10 | Last updated 01:32 20.10.10
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