Stop Scapegoating Tel Aviv, the True Heart of the State of Israel

Demagogues label Israel’s most open and advanced city as a tumor of cowardly depravity, disconnected from the country’s struggles. Yet Tel Aviv’s detractors should be careful what they wish for.

Yuck, those bloody Tel Avivis, they spit. Traitorous leftists, godless post-Zionists, disease-spreading sodomites, they rant. Burst their bubble, they chant -- the sinister cries of an axis of populists, fascists and theocrats bent on bringing Tel Aviv, and with it Israeli democracy, to its knees.