I respect your opinion, and I think that you are among the more reasonable people, in these discussions.
I'm a little skeptical about your right to impose your values, on another nation. I'm also a little skeptical of requiring another nation to conform to American values, in exchange for money.
Israel has no obligation to seperate religion from state. In America, we have this obligation, but not in other lands. And from a Jewish perspective, what's the point of having a Jewish nation, if it's not going to operate in accordance with Jewish law?
However, I am mostly interested in keeping this discussion 'on topic'. DarthRad wants to have a discussion about whether, or not, American Jews, with western values, should support Israel, because Orthodox Jews wield influence over Israel's government. According to him, Orthodox Jews are no better than Muslims. That's interesting. I am mostly interested in why he believes that he has the right to impose his western values on Islamic and Jewish cultures.
And that's why I'm a little puzzled by you. I would think that you would be among the last people, to advocate for what is clearly a modern form of western imperialist thought.
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