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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:11 PM
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119. Gay rights, death penalty, healthcare, more socialist, much more self critical media...
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 09:41 PM by shira
...very liberal court system, far better on environmental issues, leaders in stem cell research, better on immigration (for example from Ethiopia, Sudan), state subsidized public college tuition, better labor unions.

Israel had its first Arab President back in 2007 named Majali Wahabi, lead speaker of the knesset.

Israel had a female PM back in the 70's named Golda Meir.

The Knesset currently has an Islamist party within it (Raam Taal). Imagine the USA with reps in Congress from al-Qaeda bashing US policy on a daily basis.

In combat, Israel's civilian to militant kill ratio is significantly better than the US ratio the past decade and unlike America, Israel doesn't fight wars thousands of miles from its mainland.


As for one secular state, no one is for it on either side. Neither the Israelis or Palestinians say they want it.

You think it's liberal to force that on everyone there?

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