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Submitted by brian (United States), Nov 9, 2009 at 09:42

"Separation between State and Religion" "All people are equal under the law"

I agree that these are the requirements for a democracy. But what about the "Jewish Democracy?" Israel has two types of countrymen: citizens and nationals (based on whether you're Jewish). There are 36 laws that give different rights based on your religion. For instance, if you're not Jewish you're forbidden from living in 90% of Israel (ironically the parts that used to belong to Palestinians and are now in State Trust).

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