My Jewcy Article Selected Top Story

My Jewcy article “Say No to the Nanny State” was selected the magazine’s top story of the week. Yeah! If you have not read it, please do.

Money Quote:

While it is granted that living democracies must find a balance between the need for security and the need for freedom, the existence and implementation of this law goes beyond the pale. It is simply not the place of the Israeli government to say where on earth (literally!) its citizen can and cannot travel. Warning, yes. Restrictions, no.

The truth of the matter is that Israelis abroad run a risk of being kidnapped no matter where they go – from Dubai and India to London and Argentina. Indeed, the most famous case of an Israeli civilian being abducted, the kidnapping of Elhanan Tennenbaum by Hezbollah in 2000, took place in Dubai – a country not considered enemy territory by Israel. Should Israelis therefore be barred from travelling anywhere on the globe they could potentially be harmed? Bottom line: the government, as an editorial in Haaretz put it, “is not the nanny of its citizens.”


4 responses to “My Jewcy Article Selected Top Story

  1. you are doing a great job here!

  2. Truly great work will always be recognized as such eventually. I look forward to the day when one of your articles is selected as top story for the New York Times.

  3. Hi Roi,

    I’m here through Jewcy and a link on Lisa’s blog.

    Yours was one of the best articles I’ve read in a long time, so thanks.

    Maya Norton

    The New Jew: Blogging Jewish Philanthropy
    Global Voices Online (upcoming article on the same topic)

  4. Thank you, Maya. Your words of kindness go a long way.

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