what is racist about this oath? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • van Sonderen
    • 11.10.10 | 07:06 (IST)

    I really don't see what is wrong with an oath to "a Jewish and democratic state". that is what Israel is, or wants to be (both the state of the Jewish people and a democratic state). It is not racist, because Jews are not a race, it is a nation and a religion in one, not a race. We are of all colours and extractions. That is a complicated identity, which is often not understood by the non-Jewish world and clearly also not understood by the secular left.

    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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