Introduction by Gilad Atzmon: The following text was posted by Roger Tucker on the One Democratic State web page. I tend to agree with Roger that reconciliation and the 'One State' are not exactly viable options anymore. However, unlike Roger I do not think that Zionism is necessarily the problem. As far as I am concerned, Zionism and Israeli politics are symptoms of Jewish tribal ideology and not at all different from Jewish anti Zionism, which is also exclusive and racially oriented. At the end of the day, Israel is as Judeo-centric as its Jewish 'opponents' at JVP. Both Israel and the anti Zionist Zionists (AZZ) insist to distinguish between the 'Jew' and the 'Goy'. I guess that by the time Jews 'get over' this corrosive tribal inclination towards political and cultural hegemony, they simply stop being Jews.
Thinking the Unthinkable: A Lamentation for the State of Israel - Well, Not Exactly
By Roger Tucker: The following essay was inspired by a recent article in the Jewish magazine ‘The Tablet’ entitled “Thinking the Unthinkable: A Lamentation for the State of Israel.” A good, well written example of what is fast becoming a genre bemoaning the rapidly disappearing notion held by liberal Zionist Jews that a Jewish State in Palestine could be 'both Jewish and Democratic.' Mr. Rosenbaum’s strained but passionate elegy to what was never more than a wish-fulfillment fantasy provides an opening for a more penetrating look at the prevailing debate between One State and Two States.