Israel is a classical example of when push comes to shove. Did the Zionist hitch their wagon to the hopes and dreams of the Jewish people, absolutely. How else could the Zionist have gotten to where they were going? But, if you want the Jewish people to chose between enlightenment and "God's Chosen People" you are wasting your time. You might as well just ask them to stop being Jewish altogether. Should Israel start respecting international law so it can gain back some of the respect it once had, without a doubt.
from the article: Israel must choose between Enlightenment and Romanticism