Thursday, April 26, 2007

Two beautiful articles in Ha'Aretz, published on or right after Remembrance and Independence Day, one by Bradley Burston, the other by Avirama Golan: " As ever more Israelis threaten to refrain from raising the flag, its importance grows stronger in my eyes and becomes endeared to me anew. In light of its exploiters, its sworn enemies and its former lovers who long for what it once was and will never be again, I feel doubly committed to the past, present and future, to the not-so-obvious right to be a people in its own land. And to the simple flag, the blue and white. Therefore, I was happy on this Independence Day that my old flag fluttered and announced to all, including me, that it belongs to me just as I belong to it."

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