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Old 11-29-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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The US does not have 100% completely separation of church and state. The government still favors Christians in terms for everything for the most part.

France is the only exception, but that's only for public schools, and I heard they will change it.
Saturday is only half day school.

Even if non-Jews are allowed to hold public office, they won't have a chance of getting votes to do it. Judaism is shoveled in people's throats too because of their theocracy.
As mentioned there are Israeli Arabs who are Israeli Knesset/Parliament members. There has already been a non-Jewish Israeli Consul General.

In the USA, the majority of the population is Christian whereas in Israel the majority of the population is Jewish. So it makes sense that in the USA, Christians are favored where holidays are concerned (including having Sunday and Christmas off). In Israel it makes sense that the national holidays are Jewish religious holidays as the major of the population is Jewish. It also make sense having Friday-Saturday as the weekend in Israel as the second largest group in Israel are Arab Muslims whose day of rest is Friday.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: New York metropolitan area
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As mentioned there are Israeli Arabs who are Israeli Knesset/Parliament members. There has already been a non-Jewish Israeli Consul General.

In the USA, the majority of the population is Christian whereas in Israel the majority of the population is Jewish. So it makes sense that in the USA, Christians are favored where holidays are concerned (including having Sunday and Christmas off). In Israel it makes sense that the national holidays are Jewish religious holidays as the major of the population is Jewish. It also make sense having Friday-Saturday as the weekend in Israel as the second largest group in Israel are Arab Muslims whose day of rest is Friday.
The mayor of New York City (Largest city in the US, and considered the capital city in the world) is Jewish (Bloomberg). Would Jewish Israelis allow the mayor of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem be Christian? I don't think so..
True. But why does Israel have to be theocracy nation, and not secular?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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The mayor of New York City (Largest city in the US, and considered the capital city in the world) is Jewish (Bloomberg). Would Jewish Israelis allow the mayor of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem be Christian? I don't think so..
True. But why does Israel have to be theocracy nation, and not secular?
IF he were elected, sure they would. I don't think you quite grasp the fact they are a real democracy.

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True. But why does Israel have to be theocracy nation, and not secular?
For the same reason you are Christian. Because they want to be a Jewish nation.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: The land where God created :)
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Israel is not a western country
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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I'm sure it's been answered, but look at a calendar. Sunday is actually the first say of the week. It's also like this throughout the Middle East. Sunday was made a holy day to help with pagan converts.
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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I'm sure it's been answered, but look at a calendar. Sunday is actually the first say of the week. It's also like this throughout the Middle East. Sunday was made a holy day to help with pagan converts.
Sunday is the last day of the week according to the International calendar, part of the western weekend. Monday is the first day going back to school/work in most countries in the world.

Sunday is a day of rest in some Middle Eastern countries, such as Turkey, Lebanon, Marocco, etc. so not all of Middle East have Sunday as a regular work day.

Sunday was chosen as the Christian "Sabbath" due to distinguish from Judaism and the day Jesus was resurrected. Now go back to your room and study history books.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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Sunday is the last day of the week according to the International calendar, part of the western weekend. Monday is the first day going back to school/work in most countries in the world.

Sunday is a day of rest in some Middle Eastern countries, such as Turkey, Lebanon, Marocco, etc. so not all of Middle East have Sunday as a regular work day.

Sunday was chosen as the Christian "Sabbath" due to distinguish from Judaism and the day Jesus was resurrected. Now go back to your room and study history books.
Pick up a calender (even a Christian one). What is the first day listed on it?.....SUNDAY!

Also, maybe you might want to look at an Atlas as Turkey and Morocco are not in the Middle East (which is actually Asia).

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Old 08-29-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I'm really not sure why people keep bringing up and discussing the Roman/International calendar. The Jewish calendar is different. It's not a hard concept to grasp.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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I'm really not sure why people keep bringing up and discussing the Roman/International calendar. The Jewish calendar is different. It's not a hard concept to grasp.
IMO they're looking at a physical calendar rather then what makes up one.

Hebrew calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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Pick up a calender (even a Christian one). What is the first day listed on it?.....SUNDAY!
In America yes, but not in European countries calendar. I'm from Europe originally myself.

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Also, maybe you might want to look at an Atlas as Turkey and Morocco are not in the Middle East (which is actually Asia).
Turkey is part of the Middle East actually (97% is Asian).

Lebanon and Pakistan also have Sat & Sun weekend, as do majority Buddhist/non-Christian countries.

<< Map of the Middle East
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