Wednesday, September 3, 2008

J.Post September 3: Defending Religious Zionists

Sir, - I was totally unable to discern Eli Kavon's genuine concerns. He seems to be placing the blame for all the current ills of the Jewish people and the State of Israel on the collective shoulders of the religious Zionists. He indicts them by innuendo and then demands that they answer to his subjective accusations.

I challenge him to supply any bit of evidence even remotely connecting the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin to the teachings of Rabbi Kook. Kavon appears incapable of distinguishing between authentic and false messianism. The first has, throughout history, been the motivating force behind all human advancement, the latter responsible for much death and horror.

Religious Zionists continue to make profound contributions to all aspects of Israeli life. When Eli Kavon leaves Florida, shedding his Diaspora lenses, and makes aliya, his vision will doubtless greatly improve.

Petah Tikva