Many Judaic Values Abandoned - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Vladek
    • 18.04.10 | 20:21 (IDT)

    Judaic values represent a heritage that has nurtured a common bond. They have enabled Jews to be leaders in social justice through the centuries. They have helped sustain a pride in one's heritage knowing of this continuance of truth and justice through the generations. We have been committed to helping those least able to help themselves and have fulfilled the mandate of a chosen people. However we now find ourselves striving for a nation-state. Acquisition of land and resources have become a preoccupation. Many of us are driven by what we perceive as God's will in reestablishing an ancient kingdom. To that end we are prepared to use whatever means to benefit ourselves - publicly or privately. As Einstein predicted in 1947, establishment of a Jewish state will damage Judaism because of a focus on narrow nationalistic issues. Today's Israelis have reached that point where land, resources, personal benefit, security and disdain for diversity predominate.

    from the article: The connections between Israeli greed and the existential threat
    First published 02:41 18.04.10 | Last updated 09:10 18.04.10
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