dinsdag, april 24, 2007
Jew or Israeli?
Are you an Israeli first, or a Jew?
In a poll conducted on the eve of Israel's 59th Independence Day, 50 percent of respondents said they were Jewish first, 45 percent said they were Israeli first and the remaining five percent said that both titles did not represent them.
Eighty-two percent of religious respondents said they were more Jewish compared to eight percent who said they were more Israeli. The gap among the strictly-Orthodox population is the largest: 92 percent said they felt more Jewish compared to five percent that sees itself as more Israeli.
Among secular Israelis, 72 percent said they were more Israeli compared to 23 percent who said they were more Jewish. Among respondents who view themselves as conservative, 64 percent said they were more Jewish and only 27 percent said more Israeli.
According to Becker, there is an erosion of values perceived as 'Israeli' and in their stead people have begun to identify more with Judaism. Becker said that this is not necessarily people latching on to Judaism as a religion, but as a nationality, a culture and spirituality, a community with historic and familial roots.
What are you? I'm an Israeli Jew, wonder where that fits in? Tse.
What are you?
I'm an Israeli Jew, wonder where that fits in?
I believe that Israel's policy of "dual citizenship" is deceitful and breeds mistrust of Jews who don't live in Israel as the question always is with them are you loyal to your homeland or are you loyal to Israel?
i am a global citizen and my faith heart tradition and legacy is a matter for my soul alone :)