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in response to reader comment: About as secular as the UK

Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Dec 14, 2011 at 14:55

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secular_state

Israel is primarily a Jewish state, created for Jews and hence it is not secular. To be truly secular it has to remove the "Jewish Homeland" bit.

Its Arab, Druze and Christian population existed there longer than the Jews - as most are imports. Also Israel will give any Jew nationality - that is not the case with people of other faiths. Including well settled Westerner Jews - especially from USA.

{But I am unsure about Bahai's I will check that out}

You forget everyone in UK follows Christmas - everyone takes that holiday. But of no other religion.

But that is not why UK is secular and Israel is not.

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