then make israeli and jewish culture attractive - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • gil
    • 09.09.09 | 15:25 (IDT)

    If Israel is worried about a dwindling population, it should make being a jew or an israeli about culture, not religion or genetics. Then its ranks can increase with those that intermarry instead of decrease. Redefine what it is to be a jew/israeli so that it is not racist, genetic or an exclusive intractable religion but rather a common culture and value system. Also, Israel miiiight want to think about stopping an oppressive occupation which doesn't bode well for attracting people to it. One needs to have pride in their country which is difficult when it is oppressing another nation. FYI I come from a religious Jewish and Israeli background and have left both for the above reasons.

    from the article: Not all Jews appreciate Israel's new anti-assimilation campaign
    First published 03:09 04.09.09 | Last updated 07:40 04.09.09
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