Viewpoint: The new Israel

What kind of state does the younger generation want?

December 28, 2017 20:54
3 minute read.
A young couple walk down Jerusalem’s Jaffa Road

A young couple walk down Jerusalem’s Jaffa Road. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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THE STATE of Israel is a fait accompli thanks to the generations that came before us. Now my generation, the younger generation, must determine what kind of state it will be.

Our generation is a new breed of Israeli. For us, the State of Israel is an indisputable fact. We were born into the reality of the Zionist dream, a national homeland. The founding fathers would probably not understand the DNA of new Israelis, myself included, who don’t live with constant doubt about our survival (this in spite of frequent reminders to the contrary made by our prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu). We didn’t know an economy of triple- digit inflation. Who in our generation remembers that Egypt was once Israel’s greatest enemy?


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