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    • Ben
    • 10.03.10 | 18:04 (IST)

    You have to get your facts straight before you accuse Israel of being a Jewish theocracy. Non-Jewish Israeli citizens, and there are about 1.2 million of them, have all the same rights as Jewish citizens, including the right to vote. There are non-Jewish, Arab Members of Knesset, with equal voting rights in the government. Israel is a modern democracy. The only religious element to the Israel government is the fact that a Jew anywhere in the world has the right to come to Israel and automatically become a citizen with equal rights. This is somewhat akin to the idea that a Polish America or a Korean America can "return" to the country of their ancestors origin and claim certain rights. This is the great fear among Jews, both Israeli and non-Israeli; that in not so many years there will be more Arab citizens (especially if there is a one-state solution) and then Israel will be unable to continue as BOTH a Democracy AND a Jewish majority state. Get your FACTS straight!

    from the article: Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start?
    First published 16:46 10.03.10 | Last updated 16:55 10.03.10
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