Iranian nationalism is authentic, Zionism is a manufactured nationalism. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Li
    • 06.05.13 | 02:17 (IDT)

    It's important because Israelis are compensating, using facades and smoke and mirrors to appear as a genuine nation. Does the authenticity of a national identity matter? If Israel, as a state, were defensible on some other grounds, if it had some other worth, maybe it could survive. But Israel's only 'worth' is "we are a group of diverse people, a subset of the Jews, and we want the wealth and power people get from having a nation". A weak foundation.

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