Friday, May 16, 2008

Obama =/= Herzl

Obama is many things, some quite positive, but one of those is not Theodor Herzl. 'Herzlian' is not a term to denote someone who from time to time says something nice about Israel. Nor is it even the right word to use for a passionate pro-Israel advocate today. A visionary, a prophet, and at times an open anti-Semite, out to save the Jews from themselves, Herzl (if biographers are to be believed) was as far removed as you can get from your everyday likeable presidential candidate, or, for that matter, your everyday likeable campus Zionist.

1 comment:

Petey said...

John Edwards was the new Herzl.

Barack Obama is the new Shimon Peres. Perfectly decent guy unless you actually want to accomplish something in electoral politics.