Its not difficult to agree that Israeli progressives need the support of the progressive Jewish diaspora. But from the point of view of a Jewish person living with full civil rights in another state, there's more to life than the notion of a Jewish state. The creation of Israel was always going to be a tricky exercise given that the land selected for the Jewish state was actually inhabited mainly by Arabs. Time to move on and let the Israelis be responsible for Israel. Not all Jews have to believe in Zionism or put the interests of people who are content to occupay another people for over 40 years over other more deserving causes. So long, nice to know you.
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from the article: Progressive Jews should not give up on Israel