The original meaning of an old dream vs today's reality - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Amy
    • 29.04.12 | 06:51 (IDT)

    Every democracy, from time to time, has to revise old phrases which no longer carry the same meanings as they once did. However, a society under constant threat from its neighbors unfortunately does not have the same luxury as other democracies to adjust its goals - or language - in a natural fashion. As long as the very existence of Israel continues to be questioned, a certain amount of Israeli patriotism is inevitable, no matter what we would prefer to call it today.

    from the article: After 115 years, it's time for Zionism to retire
    First published 10:59 27.04.12 | Last updated 10:59 27.04.12
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