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    • Jonathan
    • 10.12.09 | 04:20 (IST)

    "Eighty-five percent of Israelis hold a Passover seder, fervently recalling the plagues - pestilence, boils, death of the first-born. Sixty-seven percent fast on Yom Kippur, which in Western eyes is the strangest of days." Most Canadians celebrate Christmas as well as Easter. Does this mean Canada is a semi-theocracy? "The Western Wall is holy to everyone - who has not placed a note with a wish in its crevices?" We have a big church in Montreal called Oratoire St-Joseph and many go there for catholic holidays. Does this mean Canada is a semi-theocracy? Most Catholics(and Atheists) in Canada have burials and weddings according to Cathloic tradition. Does this mean Canada is a semi-theocracy? My point is that according to your standards, every western nation is a semi-theocracy. This is not the case in reality. My 2 cents.

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
    First published 01:19 10.12.09 | Last updated 12:47 10.12.09
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