Thursday, May 19, 2005

On the occasion of Israel's 57th Independence Day Ha'Aretz more or less followed in the footsteps of several European television networks, by 'choosing' the ten Israelis who "made Israel what it is". I must say that Ha'Aretz' choice makes sense, although of course here and there changes could be made. Obviously the most controversial choice is that of number 10, Amos Oz, but it is true that Mr Oz "introduced Israelis to the world", he could be a suitable representative for all the artists and authors. Not surprisingly people submit their own candidates mostly on the basis of whom they admire, like or identify with politically, not on the basis of the main criterium.

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