“We did not return to the land of Israel after 2,000 years of longing to live under the government of Mahmoud Abbas. Whoever advocates for the idea of Jewish life in Israel under Palestinian rule is undermining our ability to sit in Tel Aviv.”
So says Naftali Bennett, leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party in Israel, and economy minster in the current Israeli government.
Count us among those who undermine Israel’s ability to sit in Tel Aviv — a policy we readily embrace because, of course, it’s not true. Bennett’s words are utterly fallacious. Jews who choose to live anywhere in the world undermine nothing, provided only that they are welcomed and safe where they live.