Should Israel be American Jewry's football team?Quicklink submitted by Juda Engelmayer Permalink
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|American Zionists must understand that their actions in trying to shift the tide of internal policies within the country does more than serve an esoteric longing for a mighty Jewish nation, it radically impacts the lives of the actual people living there every day. Likewise, Israelis must appreciate that their neighborhoods, backyards, streets, sands and air are parts of the fundamentals of Jewish hope, continuity and strength. One cannot exist without the other, although just one bears the brunt of the consequences. The Diaspora has always been around, and will remain. Those who make their homes in Israel do not bask in that luxury. As we continue our collective struggle for lasting peace and a harmonious Israel, American Jews will remain strong fans of Israel, but it is nothing like a football team, for they will always be actively involved. More like a fantasy baseball team...|
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