Soldier sustained light wounds; suspected assailant was shot by another soldier and later died of his wounds.13:47 07.02.16 | 0 comments
hi dan, - i'm not sure exactly where you're heading w/your comment on jewish identity within the state of israel. how is "nationality defined by the modern nation state" in your view? & where's the difference compared to other democratic nation states? i think there's no doubt the identity has evolved, particularly over the past 2 centuries. it has spread in several directions & there's nothing homogeneous about it anymore. there's still a distinct identification there unless assimilation has in fact taken place. what's crucial in this debate is that the jewish state was in fact conceived as a modern nation state w/a secular political system & as a democracy. so the issue is one of consistency. israel does make a full, vibrant jewish identity possible, in various forms. but each one has to be free as to how he wishes to realize this. in any case, a national "israeli" identity is a fact already that can't be altered, wherever one stands w/reg. to "jewishness" individually.