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    • Stephen in New York
    • 01.10.11 | 22:22 (IDT)

    The Israel haters whine about "theocracy" whenever Israel as a Jewish state is discussed. Iran is a theocracy; Israel is a parlimentary democracy. Over 80% of Israeli Jews are not religious or only nominally religious. What binds Israeli Jews is not "religion," but a sense of nationhood. One definition of nation is "a people with a common history and often a common language."

    from the article: Netanyahu: Iran’s anti-Israel stance proves our need to be recognized as Jewish state
    First published 21:27 01.10.11 | Last updated 21:27 01.10.11
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