O Pioneers!

Have Israeli Jews really lost their self-confident, forward-looking spirit?

A member of Kibbutz Ein Gev carrying a basket with gravel. Photo by Zoltan Kluger. Courtesy Goverment Press Office.
A member of Kibbutz Ein Gev carrying a basket with gravel. Photo by Zoltan Kluger. Courtesy Goverment Press Office.
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March 20 2014
About the author

Haviv Rettig Gur is the senior analyst for the Times of Israel.


Yoav Sorek’s essay, “Israel’s Big Mistake,” is many things at once: a paean to a once-vigorous and self-confident Israel; a lament over the failures and shattered dreams of Arab-Israeli rapprochement; a mash-up of history, ideology, and political analysis in a heartfelt—but, I fear, ultimately misguided—plea for a regenerated Zionist spirit.

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More about: Foreign Policy, Israel, Jewish identity, Jewish State, Oslo Accords, Yoav Sorek, Zionism