is the constitution and the respect accorded to it in everyday life. What the oath does is bring home to new citizens that they re going to live in a democracy committed to preserving Jewish life. Jewish life is not all about religion, though it is partially about that. Its most about shielding Jews, orthodox, conservative, liberal, deconstructionist, agnostics and atheists from annihilation and persecution that they have been subject to. Yes, the religious well be hopeful that what Gideon says will come true but it won't and, this is where most Jews would agree with Gideon, it shouldn't come true. The problem with Gideon, whether his views are genuine or merely provocatively mercenary or based in reactive psychology, is that he sees Israel through only one lens, a nasty one, and not through the accurate lens of a state and a people that are truly under existential threat and doing what it takes to preserve life!
Three minors arrested in Jaffa for throwing rocks at a bus; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
from the article: The Jewish Republic of Israel