I myself eat pork and until recently mixed meat with dairy (as I've grown older I developed lactose intolerance ).
I said just what I meant, Israel is not simply a nation... it is a Jewish... state.
It's like saying that the UK or the US re-enforce Christian identity because Christmas is a national holiday and Sunday is a day off.
In Israel, all religious minorities are free to observe their own religion, and they do, and their respective holidays are respected.
Each religion minority is also recognized legally - there are Sharia courts and Jewish courts to decide in religious matters between people (for example - religious ceremonies and such) and they both get funded by the government.
Even more so, Arabic is one of the two official languages in Israel - while France is 10% Arab and didn't do the same.
No, lacking a constitution basically institutionalizes discrimination and inequality.
Oh now you've resorted to quote Al-Qaeda directly?
In the meantime, Israel is the only country in the region to actually give off land - some of it several times it's size - ie the Sinai peninsula to Egypt - for peace, and sometimes even just to avoid loss of human life. Actually, in the past 30 years, we retreated from Sinai, Lebanon and Gaza. If that's how you build an empire, then I guess we've got it all backwards now did we?
Al-Qaeda? WTH? Haven't you heard of "Eretz Israel" (translated "Greater Israel"?
Israel invaded lands partitioned to Palestinians by the UN from 1947 through 1949 via Plan Dalet. Israel invaded Egypt twice, once in 1956 and once again in 1967 both times Israel conquered the Sinai peninsula. Israel invaded the Gaza Strip and West Bank once in 1967 and has occupied the latter ever since. Israel invaded Syria in 1967 and illegally "annexed" or rather has occupied the Golan Heights ever since, Israel claims to have legally annexed the Golan Heights but the whole international community claims Israel illegally occupies the Golan Heights. Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982 and occupied it until 2000, 18 years later before withdrawing back to the international borders.
I recommend everyone read the real history of Israel's history: http://nido-del-cuco...guerras-de.html