NYTimes: email from Israel

Justin Mason jm@jmason.org
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 12:52:58 +1000


Mike Masnick said:

> I disagree.  Israel is a homeland for Jews in the same way that Ireland is
> a homeland for the Irish.

Ooh, bad example ;)

Even disregarding the disastrous situation in Northern Ireland for the
past 30 years, the south (ie. the Republic of Ireland) has spent most of
the last 20 years, at least, consciously making itself a more secular
state.

Many bad things happened before then, when Ireland *was* a religious
state, and most people there don't want that kind of society anymore
as a result.

--j. (Irish)