ISRAEL FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS / קולורני אנג’לו Angelo Colorni
The Italian-born author uses his personal experience to wittily highlight the challenges of non-natives (about 40 percent of the Israeli population) as they negotiate life in Israel. The book is enjoyably illustrated by US-born prizewinning graphic artist Avi Katz.
“The Start-up Nation”: Zionism itself a century ago was nothing but a bold, daring start-up venture that required a great deal of vision.
“Religion”: …religious beliefs have borne within them the seeds of discord and have often been a powerful dividing force in the history of mankind. At least atheists do not do evil things in the name of atheism.
“The Palestinians of Gaza”: For the decent people living there, Gaza isn’t hell. Gaza is where you get sent when you’ve been bad in hell.
“Anti-Semitism”: Anti-Israelism is just a mutation of anti-Semitism. Israel will always be a safe haven for the world’s Jews grudgingly tolerated in lands not their own.