January 24, 2012

Israel Only Western State to Enshrine Religion

Uri Misgav, Haaretz

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Judaism has many faces. But the real issue is not religion, but the status it is granted. There is no other country in the Western world where the supremacy of religion is as blatantly enshrined in law, including the Basic Laws that comprise a de facto constitution, as it is in Israel.

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