I Do Have Another Country

The idea that Jews can never live anywhere but in the land of Israel is a myth, a folly, an idea that never stood up to reality.

Russian-born Hebrew-language writer Yosef Haim Brenner said, "There is no other country" than Israel. But in reality, there are plenty of other countries. These are the facts: The majority of Jews in the world live outside the State of Israel. Nearly three-quarters of them, in fact, reside in the Diaspora, including about 850,000 Israelis who have emigrated from Israel in recent decades.