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  •  Hey, they can move to israel for religious freedom (2+ / 0-)
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    SadieB, Deep Texan

    not.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 03:03:18 AM PDT

    •  Israel = secular open free society, VS "Palestine" (4+ / 0-)

      God bless Israel, nevertheless!

      •  Have you been to Israel? (5+ / 0-)
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        SadieB, Deep Texan, SCFrog, esquimaux, Dom9000

        I have, and it cannot be generally considered a 'secular open free society' - nor could it be considered the opposite. Tel Aviv is certainly open and secular, Jerusalem is most certainly not.

        While your diary is an important reminder of the situation in Arab/ Muslim countries, it misses an important point:

        Israel has always considered itself part of the West (correctly, imo), so it would be much more useful to compare it with Western countries, not with the tribal or feudalistic systems of its neighbors.

        While you are correct that minorities enjoy certain protections, including a guaranteed representation in parliament, the same could be said about Iran (where the Persian Jewish minority enjoys the same right of guaranteed parliamentary representation)

        Just by pointing to the legal situation you can't describe the real life situation of minorities, however (if that were the case, African-Americans in the US should have reached full equality, which they obviously haven't)

        "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain

        by aufklaerer on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 03:26:16 AM PDT

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      •  Any country that puts a Lieberman in power (3+ / 0-)
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        SCFrog, esquimaux, Ptah the Great

        Does not seek openess or fairness to non-Jews. An interesting dream you seem to promote. Pity it has no basis in reality. Israel's mistreatment of Palestinians is a crime against humanity. Eventually, it will suffer the consequences of its actions.

        What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

        by agnostic on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 05:37:20 AM PDT

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