Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
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|Date:||March 24th, 2004 07:56 pm (UTC)|| |
Actually, it's the Israeli army prison.
|Date:||March 24th, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)|| |
Since Israel is a Jewish state I suppose we can make the assumption ;)
There's a great difference. There're enough non-jews who serve. Anyway, Israel is a Jewish state, yes, but that doesn't make her people "people of the jewish state, and thus - jews".
Not to mention the fact that "Jewish" carries a wealth of different connotations, at least to Israelis. Israel is a secular country, all in all. There are many aspects of Israeli culture that have nothing to do with Judaism, the army being a prime example.
Judaism has enough problems without us attributing it some of the shortcomings of the secular Israeli beaurocratic insensitive inefficient machine that is the army.