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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 28.12.11 | 17:46 (IST)

    Who is a Jew? How should Jews behave toward one another? How should Jews behave toward non-Jews? How is the "Jewish" state really Jewish? How can zionism produce an entity that is truly both Jewish and democratic in the same way for all its citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish? Since 1948, zionism has been unable to answer any of these questions. And now the chickens are coming home to roost. Violence and contempt for the other are rampant and Judaism of the shtetle has been reproduced in Israel where an ongoing decades long occupation has deprived it of any of its universalistic values. The future is not good and once again we see a society that is riven my not only sinat chinam but hatred and contempt for all others not of the tribe as well. 64 years and this is what you've come to.

    from the article: Israeli female soldier accosted for rebuffing Haredi bus segregation
    First published 16:46 28.12.11 | Last updated 16:46 28.12.11
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