In a series of Jerusalem Post articles, Gol Kalev shows how Israel-bashing has become today’s existential threat to Judaism.
It has both a populous retail component: Occupationalsim, and institutional destruction mechanisms that deploy modern day blood libels. Moreover, Israel’s friends in positions of power are influenced by the popularity of Israel-bashing.
In such dogmatic circumstances, Hasbara (Israeli PR) is ineffective. Yet a broad global recognition that Judaism has transformed to Judaism 3.0, and Zionism is now its anchor, would dramatically mitigate the existential threat.
Applying Herzl’s frameworks, such recognition could turn threats to Judaism into enablers of its survivability, remove hurdles in the advancement of humanity placed by anti-Zionism, and pave the path to peace.
Applying Herzl’s thinking to counter Israel-bashing
Occupationalism is enabled by the Jerusalem-based “Conflict Industry,” known for its lavish parties, insularity, high turnover and its own social hierarchy
Recognizing that we are in Judaism 3.0 would address existential threats to Judaism, but it would also provide Jewish clarity that would advance humanity
Applying Herzl, the threat to Judaism might come through our friends, who are influenced by the Israel-bashing movement.
Like antisemitism in Herzl’s time, today’s Israel-bashing and assimilation of American Jewry also have hidden assets in them
How the transition affects today’s geopolitics, the flaws of democracies and the emerging rift: Americanism vs. Europeanism
Recognizing that Zionism is the anchor of Judaism would help remove a hurdle in the advancement of humanity
A broad recognition of Judaism 3.0 would release the Arabs of the Middle-east from debilitating European dogmas that have occupied their true character for the last 100 years
Visit the book’s Website: Judaism 3.0 – Judaism’s tranformation to Zionism
See also The Jerusaelm Report 2022 New Year Magazine: Judaism’s transformation to Zionism – Countering the Israel-bashing movement
Recognizing that Judaism has transformed would rob the Israel-bashers of their starting point: The premise that Judaism is merely a religion.