Sirens and solidarity when rockets fly from Gaza to Israel
In wartime, like now, there’s a special solidarity between people. What lies behind this social cohesion?
Solidarity is a concept that, for many people, conjures up warm fuzzy feelings. For me, though, it has negative connotations, because it is so often exploited or used manipulatively by politicians. Jewish leaders - both in Israel and the Diaspora - regularly invoke the idea of solidarity as a way of silencing dissent, especially from the left. “Let's all stick together by no one criticizing what our...
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