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Submitted by Matthew on Wed, 18/01/2017 - 16:49

Unlike Israel, in Britain, Germany, Peru, and I think Tunisia, political rights, the right to travel freely and serve in the military are, at least on paper, open to all citizens irrespective of their religious/ethnic background. The problem with Israel's basic laws is that non-Jewish citizens are denied all or some of those things. Can you imagine a "de-Zionised" Israeli state in which an Arab, or other person from a minority or non-religious person, could become Prime Minister or head of the army, and in which freedom of movement might end the majority status of the Israeli Jews? I'm not sure I can, or that the existence of other religious/ethnic-based states justifies Israel's continued existence as one.

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