Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Iranian writer calls Israel a "guardianship state" which is almost analogous to a caliphate

If I was going to buy the complete book, I guess I could put it in my Book review blog.  The March April 2014 issue of Foreign Affairs carries a chapter of “The Israeli Republic” by Jalal Al-e Ahmad, an Iranian writer, specifically about a 1963 visit to Israel.  The chapter is included with commentary by Bernard Avishai (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), also in the periodical, called “Among the Believers: what Jalal A-e Ahmad thought Iranian Islamism could learn from Zionism”.  The link is here

What’s interesting is the term “guardianship state”, which he says has two different contexts for Israel.  One context is that he believes that Israel represents all Jews throughout the world.


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