The Iranian regime is a tyranny and world champion sponsoring terrorism. But the Iranian People is a great Nation with millennia of wisdom and love.
The USA has some terrible institutions and a lack of great institutions. It has no universal healthcare, protection of women to choose, lets bigots discriminate LGBTQAIs, and if you get sick, you could lose all your money and your home, you are free to march around with machine guns, it’s full of chauvinism and nationalism. It lets Nazis march in a distorted view of democracy. It has capital punishment. But Americans are a great Nation. Hospitable, courageous, generous (Normandy), hard-working, proud to lead. Ever more couples are interracial (not as often as in Israel, but still).
For many years already, the present Dutch government does not follow the Constitution, misleads parliament, and the coalition parties allow it because they know that when they call for elections, their power is over. Still, the population of the Netherlands is great in valuing honesty and tolerance, humbleness and health, seriousness and humor, etc.
Israel, a State whose survival still hangs in the balance, has built a vibrant democracy. The present coalition is trying to chip or throw away human rights for minorities, but don’t count out the population. The vast majority is against such bigotry, and the bigots’ political days are numbered. Do you want to support the resistance against the judicial overthrow? Stop maligning the Jewish State, and support it in the secure conviction that the People (together with the IDF and the police) will win, and not the bigots.
Feel free to celebrate 75 years of Israel (and 125-2000 years of Zionism).
Trust the Israeli population. No one needs to lecture us on democracy, anti-racism, you name it. What’s not OK in our society and laws will be upgraded. Not because outsiders lectured us but because we are doing so.
Of course, it feels great to talk down to Israeli Jews. But let all the nations in the world (and the UN) show they can support Israel without restraint. Meanwhile, we’ll take care of the mess the international community created in the Middle East. You have a week to muster the courage to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day with us and not against us.
Talking of which, I challenge all not-so-religious boys and men to wear a head covering for Israel’s Independence Day. Let’s stop denying us being Jews and Israel being the Jewish Homeland, if only for one day.