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Since only 1 of 10 immigrants to Israel are Jweish..... why is Israel even consider a Jweish state?

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  • 2 months ago
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    The Zionist state hid behind the Jewish religion, they knew if they want to call it "Zionist state" a lot will not recognize them since Zionism and Nazism are alike, so they called it the "Jewish state"

    Usually in the Apartheid regimes the more rich population oppress the poor ones, like in South Africa nowadays, they can call Palestine what ever they want now, Temporary my friend.

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    • Robert
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      2 months agoReport

      Contributor Yoel Cohen's comments on "not accepting", apply only to Idol worship. In any event, as he well knows, Israel is not a theocracy.

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  • Robert
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    2 months ago

    Hello "american noodle",

    Most Israelis are Jewish (see below). Some of the immigrants to whom the Asker refers, are relatives of Jewish immigrants, while others are of Jewish ancestry but who have no religion and are therefore not considered Jewish by the Chief Rabbinate (see below). The likely reason why so many of Jewish ancestry (as returnee-exiles) from Russia would be atheist, is because: "the organized practice of Judaism became almost impossible" in the former Soviet Union (see below).

    Most Israelis are Jewish:

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    "The religious affiliation of the Israeli population as of 2019[1] was 74.2% Jewish, 17.8% Muslim, 2.0% Christian, and 1.6% Druze, with the remaining 4.4% including faiths such as Samaritanism and Baha'iism, and irreligious people with no faith.[3][4]".

    Footnotes:

    1. Israel's Independence Day 2019 (PDF) (Report). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

    3. Fazel, Seena (2012). THE BAHA'IS OF IRAN: Socio-Historical Studies. p. 223.

    4. "Table 2.1 — Population, by Religion and Population. As of may 2011 estimate the population was 76.0 Jewish. Group". Statistical Abstract of Israel 2006 (No. 57). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2012.

    Extract source:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Israel

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    Immigrants of Jewish ancestry who have no religion and therefore not considered Jewish by the Chief Rabbinate:

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    According to numbers released Monday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, 17,700 of the 32,600 migrants who moved to Israel in 2018 came under the Law of Return but were listed as “having no religion.”

    Such immigrants, hailing largely from the former Soviet Union and Baltic states, count Jewish ancestry [...] 

    All told, there are already some 400,000 people, mostly from the former Soviet Union, living in Israel who are not considered Jewish by the Chief Rabbinate.

    https://www.jta.org/2019/01/03/israel/why-most-rec...

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    The organized practice of Judaism in the former Soviet Union became almost impossible:

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    "Attacks on Judaism [in the Soviet Union] were endemic throughout the Soviet period, and the organized practice of Judaism became almost impossible."

    https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/archives/anti.html

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    Examples:

    The availability of Jewish books of worship and learning was so restricted in the former Soviet Union, that foreign visitors sought to smuggle a few books into the Soviet Union hidden in their luggage, at great risk to themselves.

    The Soviet Authorities would control who could be a Rabbi, often imposing the synagogue caretaker as Rabbi upon the Jewish community.

    I hope this clarifies the matter.

    Robert.

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    • Robert
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      2 months agoReport

      At the end of my answer I referred to the job of "caretaker" [UK English]: > Just to be clear, this means a "Janitor" [US English].

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  • BMCR
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    2 months ago

    I know you are the "they are all Russians!" troll, but still... evidence?

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    • Robert
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      2 months agoReport

      Comments - What ! - A tall man goes into a restricted-building showing his security pass. "You cannot enter", says the guard. "Why not?" asks the tall man. "Because", replies the guard, "you don't have sufficient clearance"!

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  • Zirp
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    2 months ago

    because the vast majority of non-immigrants are Jewish?

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  • 2 months ago

    Israel is not a state.

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    • BMCR
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      2 months agoReport

      It is. Not only is it in the formal title but independant countries may be called "states".
      See https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/state
      state noun (COUNTRY)
      a country or its government

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