Jane, You both miss the point (or points). You did not pay for the state of Israel, not even for one floor tile or a single shingle on the roof, but you still deserve my respect because you care. Yossi Bailin suffers from the common malady of the secular Israeli left - he simply opposes religion and will go out of his way to undermine it. He hates religious devoutness yet he is as devout an antireligionist. Judaism survived because of religion and long after the secular Jews will be completely assimilated, the devout will assure our national existence. They have earned the right of defining who is a Jew.
Nobel medicine prize awarded for work on parasitic diseases (Reuters)
from the article: First and foremost a Jew