Daniel Gordis is Koret Distinguished Fellow and chair of the core curriculum at Shalem College in Jerusalem. His new book, Israel: A Concise History of a People Reborn, won the Jewish Book Council’s “Book of the Year” award for 2016.
It’s not about what Israel does. It’s about what, to their minds, Israel is.
In recent years they’ve let go of both ancient communal memory and recent political memory. No wonder they’re now letting go of Israel.