The relationship between art and the state in Europe and Israel is totally different from the American model, so don’t call Culture Minister Miri Regev ‘Israel’s very own McCarthy’
Dr. Kimchi teaches at the School of Mass Communication at Ariel University.
A quick glance at the art being produced in Israel shows that the Mizrahim have yet to seize power.
Culture Minister Miri Regev is doing a good job representing the legitimate right of the Mizrahi periphery to give cultural expression to its pride, and that scares the Ashkenazi elite.
Women care for their children more naturally, and in societies where their voices are heard, they do not allow them to be sacrificed in the wars of the men.
The Israeli discourse on ethnicity automatically attributes Arabic culture to Mizrahi Jews and European culture to Ashkenazi Jews; these notions must be questioned.