posted 23 May 2004 12:02 PM
India became independent in 1947; Israel in 1949. Both countries fought wars at their birth and have fought several wars with their Muslim neighbour(s). Both countries claim to be liberal democracies.
Despite the fact that India has fought several wars with Pakistan (the Muslim former Indian territory of West Punjab) and despite the fact that two of its Prime Ministers have been assassinated by Sikh terrorists today India has a Muslim President and a Sikh Prime Minister. Can one imagine Israel ever having a Christian President and/or a Muslim Prime Minister?
posted 23 May 2004 12:10 PM
No. That's because it is a secular state. Can you imagine Pakistan having a non-Muslim president? Partition in both instances was a grievous error.
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posted 23 May 2004 12:13 PM
Who knows, in fact an Israeli Arab, Salim Jubran, was recently appointed to sit on the Israeli Supreme Court.
posted 23 May 2004 01:47 PM
Over here, it has been demonstrated that systematic discrimination is at the point where the majority of peoples' attitudes towards Arabs preclude effective consideration of the notion of non-Jewish people directly controlling the levers of power.
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