Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The asymmetry question

The Jewish question, today at least, is one of asymmetries. Actual Jews' power versus that of 'the Jews,' an imagined entity. Actual Jews' interest in the continued existence of Israel versus actual Jews' (including Israelis') interest in living in Israel. If Jewish power equaled 'Jewish power', either in the sense of the world finally realizing that Jews do not control it, or in the sense of Jews actually controlling it, as imagined, things would be much simpler. And if interest in Israel equaled interest in living in Israel, same thing.

That's the question. No, I don't have an answer.

1 comment:

Petey said...

"The Jewish question, today at least, is one of asymmetries. Actual Jews' power versus that of 'the Jews,' an imagined entity. Actual Jews' interest in the continued existence of Israel versus actual Jews' (including Israelis') interest in living in Israel."

Not to mention:

The actual policy interests of Israel as a Jewish democratic state versus the policy interests pushed by American conservative Jews and American evangelical Christians that are massively destructive to the future of Israel as a Jewish democratic state...