"if Jewish identity is essentially religious, then Jews do not deserve a state at all, since there are no religious states in our world" Well no. It's exactly the opposite. If Jewish is essentially religious, that is, basing itself on the Torah, then Israel is the Jewish promise land. You should review your basic your logic skills.
Palestinian foreign minister filed report to ICC over torching of Duma home (Haaretz)
from the article: Zionism must reject ultra-Orthodox view on conversion