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    • Ralph Montview
    • 28.02.13 | 09:23 (IST)

    The biggest mistake diaspora can, and is making, is that notions that prevail among Jewish individuals or groups around the world must be recognized and accepted by the Israeli public. As a legitimate independent country, if you wish so, only Israeli residents, voters decide what’s in their best interests. Yes, I agree that certain practices offend one party or another, but for a Jewish person to base one’s love or hatred towards the brethren (and sisters), is a dangerous cascade towards self-destruction. (“Kol Israel Areyvim ze ba-ze”) – All Jews are responsible for one another. This is an ancient call, valid for all generations.

    from the article: Fair-weather friend: Israel's selfish attitude toward Diaspora Jewry
    First published 04:21 28.02.13 | Last updated 04:21 28.02.13
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