Diaspora is part of the Zionist vision
Jews leaving Israel and settling in Berlin symbolize, maybe more than anything, the historic victory of Herzl’s Zionism over Hitler’s Nazism.
The public debate on emigration from Israel, which heated up the media and social networks a few months ago over the phenomenon of Israelis moving to Berlin, revealed the one-dimensional perception many Israelis have of Zionist history. Both those who look askance at emigration (referred to derisively as yeridah, “going down”) and those who sympathize with it agree...
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