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    • zionist forever
    • 10.10.10 | 10:41 (IST)

    This bill demands that anybody WANTING to take out citizenship must swear an oath of loyalty to a JEWISH DEMOCRATIC STATE. Demanding they swear loyalty to anything else is the thing that would be wrong because Israel was founded by the UN itself to be a jewish state not a European style secular one where religion takes place behind closed doors and the state has no interest in it. Israels national symbols are all jewish symbols, the working week is based on the jewish laws, the national currency is named after the currency of the biblical jewish kingdom, the main language is hebrew, jews have an automatic right to immigrate to Israel because they are jewish whilst non jews can be refused. If that doesn't say jewish state what does? We can demand a potential new immigrant seeking citizenship wear an oath to a martian state if we want because they are the outsiders and nobody is forcing them to take out citizenship. There is also no theocracy in the idea of swearing loyalty to a jewish democratic state because is officially a JEWISH STATE the defenition of who is jewish not an issue what matters is the people who want citizenship swear an oath of loyalty to a jewish state which it is just as its a democratic state. Only in Israel can we have our politicians apologizing for our national identity. In other countries the attitude to new immigrants would be this is who we are, you accept it and you swear loyalty to it then we will give you citizenship but if you can't handle swearing an oath of loyalty to the country based on its chosen identity then fine just don't ask for citizenship. This bill does not say that only jews can be here it says you accept Israel as a jewish state and no matter what your faith or how religious you are Israel LEGALLY is a jewish state.

    from the article: The Jewish Republic of Israel
    First published 01:21 10.10.10 | Last updated 01:21 10.10.10
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