Avraham Burg - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Avi Yerushalmi
    • 15.08.07 | 16:43 (IDT)

    I reread Avraham Burg's article and I say he is turning his back on the ideology of his late father "Eretz Israel LeAm Israel al pi Torat Israel" (The land of Israel for the people of Israel according to the Torah of Israel) or its labor oriented variant "al pi Torah Veavodah" (according to Torah and labor). The idea that I grew up with when I was in the youth movement was that we have to build a Torah state and forthis we have tomake aliyah. While the chareidim lived in Jerusalem and Bnai Braq oblivious of the state, the religious nationalists saw t hat thestate was much too secularfor a religious takeover. The 1967 war gave them their opportunity and emulating the chalutzic endeavors of their secular counterparts, they decided to build Judea and Samaria. The international constraints might scale down the idea but basically this is religious zionism.

    from the article: Time to attack
    First published 00:00 15.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.08.07
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