What did Martin Buber say? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • John Welch
    • 20.04.10 | 06:06 (IDT)

    Martin Buber argued that Zionism shoukd be an ideal, and not just an effort to make a typical nation-state. Zionism had to stand for something. Good for you, editorialists. By criticizing, you remind the world that there is an Israel with ethics. Without ideals, Israel becomes something like Uraguay-with-bad-neighbors: a country with nice beaches and good coffee houses, but only a tourist stop. Not a movement that inspires devotion. Again, good for Haaretz.

    from the article: In its 62nd year, Israel is in a diplomatic, security and moral limbo
    First published 00:48 19.04.10 | Last updated 02:00 19.04.10
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