Lapid: Israel’s definition as Jewish and democratic is an unsolvable contradiction

30.10.2013                      26.Cheschwan.5774

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Lapid: Israel's definition as Jewish and democratic is an unsolvable contradiction

Finance Minister says minorities in Israel not fully integrated; touts national service as way to benefit Arab communities.

Israel’s definition as a Jewish and democratic state is a contradiction that cannot be solved, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Tuesday in a speech that cut deep into the fundamental problems facing the country’s minorities….