Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy (17 September 2017, 26 Elul, 5777)
Do Israelis consider themselves Asians?
Israelis consider themselves Hebrews and unique to themselves. They identify most closely with Americans. Netanyahu is an American politician as much as an Israeli one. Even Americans seem to feel this way. Americans are Israelis who got lost along the way. They have more money and there are more of them and they sometimes act strangely. This is a cultural observation. Nevertheless Israelis either feel themselves to be what Americans should have become, or Americans are what Israelis should have been. In our opinion there is a deeper truth behind both opinions.