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Submitted by lenny ruderman (United States), Jul 9, 2008 at 09:18

if israel becomes a jewish state, how can it then be referred to as "the only democracy in the middle-east"?

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Becomes the Jewish state? But it has been precisely that since inception. And it is also democratic. There is no contradiction here, anymore than Greece being a Christian state.

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