Why Israel can't be Jewish AND democratic. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 06.11.09 | 10:04 (IST)

    Zionism is based on outmoded 19th century European nationalism. Europe moved on post-WW2 and created open, secular, tolerant, multi-ethnic societies. Israel is still stuck in an era where blood and religion ruled societies. Somehow, it needs to transform into a society where Israel is a country for all Israelis, not just for Jews. Bibi's choice of cabinet and the fact that he's still endlessly banging on about Israel being recignised as The Jewish State shows just how far Israel has to go yet.

    from the article: U.S. State Department: Israel is not a tolerant society
    First published 01:18 06.11.09 | Last updated 07:24 06.11.09
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