Category Archives: Zionism

Ben-Gurion, Zionism, and democracy

During the acrimonious debate over the Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, opponents claimed it was defective because it didn’t mention “democracy” or “equality,” concepts that are found implicitly or explicitly in Israel’s Declaration of Independence, … Continue reading

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To our Arab citizens

Dear Arab citizens of Israel (or “Israeli Arabs” or “Palestinian citizens of Israel,” if you must): Zionism is a problem for you. I understand that. Zionism implies that all or part (I admit to being one of those who believe … Continue reading

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Are Jew-haters possessed?

The Pittsburgh synagogue massacre happened a week ago, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I am not sure why – I live in Israel and we’ve had worse massacres. I have friends who lost children in suicide bombings. My … Continue reading

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Jews, come home

Author Naomi Ragen urges Diaspora Jews to “come home” to Israel, and describes her own feelings of the almost miraculous condition of being a Jew in the Jewish homeland: I was walking down Prophets Street (Rehov Hanevi’im) in Jerusalem, thinking … Continue reading

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Zionism and Ari Fuld

I’ve been spending a great deal of time lately reflecting on the meaning and importance of Zionism. One reason is that I’m writing a book on the subject, but there is also the news. And this past week, the news … Continue reading

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