It is the sign of a weak mind that feels the need to put others down to elevate oneself. As an American Jew who made aliyah and is a proud Israeli, I could not disagree more with A.B. Yehoshua. All the Israelis I know are as thankful as I am to have the strong and influential Jewish community in the US. Israel would not exist without the continued political, financial and military support of the US. Period. And is true only of the US - no other country has supported us like the USA. If there were not Jews in places of power in the US - they wouldn't care about us this way. About 1.5 million Swedes have immigrated to the US since it's conception. Every country in the world is represented in the American culture. I wish that Yehoshua would focus his efforts on making our country, Israel, such a place that Jews would want to move here. Whining about Jews who have a good life somewhere else only serves to make Israelis seem like bitter (and poor) elitists.
- 10:41 PM
from the article: A.B. Yehoshua: Americans, unlike Israelis, are only partial Jews