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    • Yosef ben Israel
    • 29.05.13 | 15:51 (IDT)

    As I am "familialist", I am nationalist. I value my family and I value my nation. It is not contradictory in my mind to defend universal values, especially the jewish ones. I don't understand all these people, jewish or not, who ask from me to reject my love and my loyalty to my people, the jewish people, to regard me as a modern human being. As a scientist I cannot be more in the modernity, but I claim my jewishness for what it is, simply to be a Jew, a member of the jewish people, without preconditions.

    from the article: Modern Jewish identity is not racist or nationalist: A letter to Shlomo Sand
    First published 12:43 29.05.13 | Last updated 12:43 29.05.13
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