Chosen, but Not Special

Michael Chabon, a well known American author of Jewish origin published on 4 June in The New York Times, following the Gaza flotilla affair, an article titled ‘Chosen, but Not Special‘, in which he criticises the militaristic policies of the state of Israel and their rooteness in the idea of the special role that Israel has in history, as a justification for their excessive use of force in their legitimate attempt to safeguard their nationhood.

It is a very interesting text, which is worth reading by those who side unquestioningly with Israel and by those who criticise the Jewish state.

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