Ben Gurion didn’t recognize Israel as the nation state of the entire Jewish people – West of Eden Israel News | Haaretz.

I liked this position, because it is a reasonable, patriotic position from an Israeli point of view.

In general this is about the right way to view the rights of foreigners in your country vis-a-vis people who may have emigrated to other nations. It always surprises me a bit to learn about the sometimes more moderate views of Israelis in the 90s and before because the Israel that we’ve seen in the past deade and bit doesn’t come across as a particularly tolerant nation.

Maybe we can hope that just like Ahmedinejad’s exit paved the way for Iran’s improved relations with the west, Netan-Yahoo’s exit some day will do the same with the east for Israel.