Because by dismissing her citizens of other faiths, she diplomatically excludes herself from the list of first-world democracies. Or, what is the US decided to call herself, "The Christian State?' Does that mean our many citizens of many other faiths don't count?
UN agency warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees due to lack of funding (AP)
from the article: Kerry: 'Mistake' to use Jewish state recognition as deal breaker