Steering Right, Left, and Center – how to 4HQ the Elections!

In Israel the meaning of Left, Right, and Center has little to do with a party’s stance on the welfare state, economic policies, religion and LGBTQ. In Israel these political directional terms still seem to circle around one issue alone: The Palestinians. Should they have their own State, or not?

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Framing Zionism and the Elections according to 4HQ

At Makom we have been working with educators on our four-pronged analysis of Zionism for some time now – 4HQ –  and it’s very exciting to test whether it works for understanding Israel’s elections as well…

Our take is that Zionism is the Jewish People’s answer to the universal aspiration expressed in the Hatikvah National Anthem, The Hope: To Be a People, Free In Our Land.

Right now the Kurds are fighting to be a People Free in the Land of Kurdistan. Three years ago the Egyptians fought Mubarak to be Free Egyptians in the Land of Egypt, and a few months ago the Scottish People voted… not to… (more…)

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