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    • maverickberlin
    • 28.12.11 | 17:59 (IST)

    when you want Israel to be a jewish state - rather then a state for the Jews. Religion is a private matter only, and human and civil rights, the rule of (secular) law and equal rights, regardles of gender, sexual orientation, race or religion are the foundation of a democracy. Bring religion into the equation, like exempting some people of their duty to serve in the IDF, or like turning a blind eye or even supporting settlers, and you create something that is a democracy in name only. The biggest threat to Israel today is not Iran. The biggest threat to Israel is of this marvelous, brave and proud country turning into a second Iran. To put it more bluntly: How dare these protofascist, so-called ultra-orthodox assholes insult an IDF soldier, who is providing the very safety under which they, who don't serve, live? Every single violation should be prosecuted. And all of Israel needs to revert to becoming again a free and liberal democracy.

    from the article: Israeli female soldier accosted for rebuffing Haredi bus segregation
    First published 16:46 28.12.11 | Last updated 16:46 28.12.11
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