...and the Jewish minority within Eretz Yisrael have lived alongside other peoples and gotten along with them for over 3000 years, whether in the time of King David, the Persian period or the Hasmoneans. The intellectual culture of Babylon, not Tiberias, is what shaped Judaism in ancient and medieval times.
Passport control employees at Ben Gurion airport to strike between 11 A.M. and 1 P.M. (Haaretz)
from the article: A.B. Yehoshua: Americans, unlike Israelis, are only partial Jews