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Zionism

“Hatikvah” of Stav Shaffir

Often, when I see an article about Israel in a magazine or a newspaper, a gnawing sense of despair wells up in my chest. As the country’s political and class conflicts seems to stagnate and worsen, I have found it easier to avoid such news altogether. I don’t like feeling that way. I hate feeling that way. Though I may not always agree with the actions of the state, I am invested in Israel and want her to succeed and thrive. But as I grow older and more aware, my cynicism often diminishes my capacity for hope.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Zionism." (Viewed on April 29, 2017) <https://jwa.org/topics/zionism>.

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