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A confessional Israel

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Submitted by joe rose (United Kingdom), Dec 19, 2006 at 07:59

Dear Mr Pipes

What would be wrong with a non-confessional Israel, where all the faiths have equal rights and obligations?

In my view, a move towards such situation will do more for peace in the middle east than anything that has benn attempted in the last 50 years. Moreover, I believe that if the main reason of the west (USA & UK mainly) to interfere in the middle east were to spread democracy (this is at least the official noble cause for the Iraq busines), a genuine effort to equate the rights of all the people that leave in the Israel/Ocupied territories area would have had a much deeper impact in the region and would have empowered the pro-western factions of the arab public opinion.

Best regards

Joe

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