Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
Disregarding the simplistic, and inaccurate, distinction between Enlightenment and Romanticism, the question remains: on what basis did Israel chose Palestine for the location of its state? If the issue is merely that of self-determination and legal statehood, it is clear that the biblical precedent - i.e, a 'Romantic' criteria, was determinative upon the choice of Palestine. Otherwise, it could have formed itself anywhere. In this way, the project of Israel will always have a Romantic dimension.