After an election season in which parties questioned each other’s patriotic cred, politicians tell ‘The Jerusalem Post’ what the word means to them.
“Who is a Jew” is a question that has plagued Israel since its establishment, but in last month’s election, a different question came to the fore: Who is a Zionist?
It all began when Labor and Hatnua merged into an electoral list they called the Zionist Union – though they then quickly backtracked, not wanting to scare off Arab voters. Still, a party spokesman said at the time that they’re “not embarrassed of our Zionism, nor of our wanting equality among all religions in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence,” and eventually they settled back into the Zionist Union name. Continue reading