Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Recommended reading

Two articles that I read in Ha'Aretz, today and yesterday. One by Bradley Burston ( which I liked, though it contains a lot of wishful thinking, see for example points 2, 4, 5 ), the other by Benjamin Hartman, about yet another ( arrogant ) campaign to lure Diaspora Jews to come and visit Israel. There are too many reasons for too many Israelis to think about trying their luck, building their lives and starting/taking their families abroad. I think that we should first try to make Israel a ( more ) attractive home and better functioning state for Israelis, before we try to convince Diaspora Jews that they belong here and that this country is a great place to study, work and live.

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