Balance and a note to Paul Harris - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ronnie Wolman
    • 01.08.05 | 13:45 (IDT)

    What we need is balance.The balance of the left and right,the balance of secular and religion. The extremes are bad as they contain the need for self defence and for that there is comfort in the group and for that there is a price.The price is adhereing to the narrow self interest and thinking of the group. Thats why I prefer the free thoughts of democracy and its independence of thinking,and the concept of democracy as a group of independent thinkers that have at its base mutual respect for other democracies. Fundamentalism is the antithesis of this. Michael Melchior's summing up sits good with me:- "Only a reconnection to the hyphenation that links Jewish and democratic values, Zionism and religion, the teachings of Judaism and the teachings of ethics, will offer a chance for the continued existence of the State of Israel as a state that fulfills the dreams imbued in it when it came into being. Only the reconnection of past heritage to present challenges will ensure future hopes" By the way kudos to Paul Harris for his first (as I recall) Proactive comments. Good!

    from the article: The deep abyss of Israeli discourse
    First published 00:00 01.08.05 | Last updated 00:00 01.08.05
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