Against the too often raised claim that Diaspora Jews should refrain from expressing views on Israel's politics and policies, I think it's important to bear in mind that Medinat Israel is part - a very dear and central part, indeed, but still a part, anyway - of the whole Jewish people. As such, either willing or not, decisions made by Israeli politicians impact a great deal on the fate of Jews wherever they live - let alone the fact that, for what I see as a great majority of the later, they feel themselves as virtual Israelis (or at least Sionists) in most cases of real chalenges confronted by the State of Israel. Thus, the saying that "kol Israel arevim ze lezeh" proves to be true to a great extend - and this undoubtly awards Jewish intelectuals in the Diaspora the right to express their views and not to fear to point out what they see as fatal mistakes, and deviations from the living sources of modern Sionism. My warmest welcome to the arena, Mr. Carlo Strenger!!!
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