The question of Judaism and Democracy would be rendered simpler and its emotional charge at least somewhat defused if the Hebrew language distinguished Judaism and Jewishness. But Israelis do not make that distinction. We wouldn't expect the religious to do so but the surprising thing is that the non-religious refuse to do so as well. Hence, they must either fight with the religious, i.e. the Orthodox, over the definition of Judaism-Jewishness, a battle in which, today, unlike a generation ago they are at a disadvantage because most of them know so little about the subject, or as the radical secularists among them do, concede the definition of Judaism to the Orthodox. The radicals are happy to do so since this strengthens their case for dejudaizing Israel. This, in a nutshell is what I have to say. The rest is commentary.