unfortunately though, implementing its ideals will be up to secular israelis and open-minded religious progressives... because the orthodox will never willingly relinquish its influence and control over israeli society as whole. this would be true of ANY religious institution in a similar circumstance... just as it was true in europe. and even in the u.s. today, religious fundamentalism is hard at work trying to undermine the secular nature of our democracy.
Netanyahu toured Gaza border with Ya'alon, Eisenkot and southern command chief (Haaretz)
from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770