James #119 on Ruth Dayan Being Jewish - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 01.03.10 | 22:21 (IST)

    That answer should be apparent. It should not even be a question. But for Ruth Dayan, her Jewishness was not something that inculcated into her a contempt for the outside world, or her sense of her own history as a stumbling block from understanding or relating to others. Judaism for her was something that permeated the air of Israel and her love of the land and its vistas was not something that cut her off from those people or that nations that was there when her grandfaterh settled in Palestine. She has done a great deal of good in her lifetime has not had to assert her Jewishness in ways that have more in common with the nationalism of other peoples.

    from the article: Moshe Dayan's widow: Israel doesn't know how to make peace
    First published 02:42 28.02.10 | Last updated 16:32 28.02.10
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