Posts Tagged bogeyman
On this, the 53rd anniversary of Israel’s independence, it is all too tempting for friend and foe alike to define Israel, and Zionism, solely by the Arab world’s bloody hostility. To do so is to miss the normal miracles that occur in Israel daily, the millions who are able to live and learn, laugh and play, in the Middle East’s only democracy. To do so is to underestimate the power of Zionism, a gutsy and visionary movement that outlasted the twentieth century’s grander and seemingly permanent revolutions such as Bolshevism, Nazism, fascism and communism. The sad truth is that over a century after its founding, Zionism seems to be losing its luster. Arabs have demonized Zionism as the modern bogeyman, and many have clumped Zionists, along with Americans and most Westerners, as the Great Satans. The violence of the last seven months has revived the United Nations libel [...]Read full story »
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