Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up pledges to curb Jewish zealotry in Israel on Sunday after an 8-year-old girl complained of being menaced by ultra-Orthodox men who deemed her dress immodest.
While his conservative government insists such incidents are fringe phenomena in the mostly secular country, Netanyahu’s repeated announcements on the matter reflected concern about widening religious and political schisms.
Israel’s legitimacy hinges on them being “the Jewish State.” Well, they should act like it. If they wish to act like a secular democracy, they should act like that (to include providing full rights for all who live within the borders they claim). One way or the other, folks.