sh #3: why on earth is the word (ethnicity) scare you so much? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ivo
    • 15.01.10 | 08:06 (IST)

    hi sh, - w/all respect (i mean it), i don't know how much of an sabra /not you are yourself & i don't need to, & i'm not israeli in any sense myself, so i do say this in humility: why should sabras basically /in principle feel they'd have to break this tradition you're talking about? there's always a stem of some kind to any ethnicity & /nation anywhere you'd look, & in your case the sabras is aactually all you've got. aren't most isrelis sabras nowadays anyway, cause the new generations born in israel all become it? there's no reason why israeli-born people & of course jews in general living in israel, should feel obliged to keep working hard on helping the world understand & accept the ethnicity of jews & their country. if they have a problem w/that in principle, it's really their problem & jewish /israeli people are entitled to recognize as such. any exhuberant sovereigny & 'independence' is gonna have it's limits & would be wise to avoid arrogance, but actually the sabr

    from the article: Lieberman, ethnicity and Israeli politics: an open letter to Yossi Sarid
    First published 19:38 13.01.10 | Last updated 19:39 13.01.10
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