Current Edition About Subscribe The Jerusalem Center

Daily Alert Archive

Every Daily Alert Since 2002
Subscribe to Daily Alert:        

March 29, 2019       Share:    

Source: https://jewishjournal.com/culture/just-asking/295959/bernard-henri-levy-on-anti-semitism-the-diaspora-and-the-miracle-that-is-israel/

French Philosopher: Israel Is a Shining Example of a Liberal Democracy

(Los Angeles Jewish Journal) Bernard-Henri Levy interviewed by David Suissa - The certainty that you are right and that the other one is wrong is not a Jewish attitude. The Jewish attitude taught by the Talmud teaches that truth is always uncertain. To be a Jew means to have the conversation indefinitely open. As a philosopher, I can tell you that the very creation of Israel was a secular miracle, that it was, and it is, an everlasting exception to all the political rules. It never happened in the history of mankind that people decide overnight to make a state and to make it democratic, and that it works. I recently told a group of young partisans of the BDS movement, from the point of view of your liberal values, Israel, far from being despised, should be praised: the multi-ethnicity, the tolerance to the other, the transparency, the fight. Israel is one of the most shining examples of what liberal democracy can mean.

View the full edition of Daily Alert

Back to Archive

Search

Search more than 75,000 news items by topic, author, or source.