Posted by: Tobias | January 18, 2009

“Rethinking Zionism”

Some fairly even-handed musings on the history and future of Zionism:

Jews are fleeing Israel in a growing reverse exodus. One destination, somewhat improbably, is Russia, to which an estimated 50,000 Russian Jewish emigres to Israel have returned; another, not so surprisingly, is America, which already houses an Israeli Diaspora numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Meanwhile, the Jewish Diaspora in the United States and elsewhere is helping to keep Israel afloat with its philanthropy: Israel annually receives some $1 billion in private donations from outside sources. The general idea of Zionism was that Israel would support the Diaspora, not the other way around.

Read the whole thing.

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  1. Read the whole thing: very interesting and a lot of new to me background information. Indeed a highly recommended article to read.


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