Why should any state be recognized along religious lines? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Marie
    • 07.10.11 | 09:06 (IST)

    We do not recognize Italy, Spain, Portugal or France as Catholic states. Or Germany, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian states as Protestant. Or England as an Anglican state. The dark ages are long gone. Our European states are secular and must accept all creeds. Why is Israel still clinging to this archaic pattern?

    from the article: Abbas calls on European countries to recognize Palestine
    First published 01:07 07.10.11 | Last updated 01:07 07.10.11
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