The point of Zionism is that Israel is a nation like all the nations - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mihaly
    • 04.06.12 | 07:22 (IDT)

    Ben Gurion famously said something about how he would be proud when the first Israeli policeman arrests the first Israeli prostitute and the first Israeli bank robber, just like every other country has social ills and a justice system to deal with them , so should the Jewish nation. The fact that Israel attracts both legitimate refugee seekers fleeing persecution as well as migrant workers seeking economic opportunity is a sign of Israeli success--it shows that people are attracted to Israel just like in Europe and the Canada, USA, etc.; but fear of the other and xenophobia is also a common byproduct in Europe and the other Western democracies, so it is here as well.

    from the article: Fear and loathing in south Tel Aviv
    First published 04:49 03.06.12 | Last updated 04:49 03.06.12
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