Well the jews constitute a small bunch of Americans composed of people who are really cultured and educated. So the fact that they are powerful is much better than non-jewish Americans of say British or Scandinavian origin being powerful. So, as a non-american I am Ok with all this. Yet the question of patriotism is an ill-posed one. A zionist jewish american can not be an american patriot, this is against the nature of the matter. You can not be both patriot of a country (apart from israel) and a zionist at the same time, it is impossible. I am not saying that one must be a patriotic person, it is a matter of choice. Yet it is like a math axiom, once you chose something, you have chosen it. In order to be a patriot, you need to defend the country to which you declare yourselve a patriot, unconditionally. If the American and Israeli priorities start to diverge (which is next to impossible anyway) which way an american zionist patriot must go ? About the Hatikva, I love it, it is a beautiful piece of music and symbolizes the very human struggle of the jewish people to stay alive.
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from the article: Think before you sing `Hatikva'