Is Zionism Serious about the Ingathering of the Exiles?

The historical rediscovery of core Median Jewry is surely one the more significant events in Jewish history. This historical rediscovery is also one that obliges. Is the State of Israel ready for the ingathering of Median Jewry including core Median Jewry, i.e. Alawites, Alevis, Alians, Bektashis, Druze, Yarsanis and Yezidis? The question is if Zionism is committed to itself? Once the rediscovery is acknowledged, first by the research department of the Mossad (as it surely was) and then by the Israeli government itself (as it surely also was), then there is literally no going back on the commitment to bringing Median Jewry home to the land of Israel. Is there a problem with rabbinic Jewry being minoritized by Median Jewry? Zionist Jewry is anyway going to be minoritized by Haredi Jewry so what’s the problem? The Aliyah of Median Jewry will delay by several decades the point in time when Haredi Jews become a majority in Israel.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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