Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who’s running for reelection today, stood on a porch overlooking the City of David archaeological site yesterday. It’s innocent enough a photo op, but, let’s face it, every time a Zionist politician stands on a porch, it brings to mind Theodor Hertzl in Basel.
Here’s a depiction of that same photo op, in the city of Dimona, way down in the desert.
And here’s the image of Hertzl over a water tower on the side of Highway 2, in Hertzliya, the city named after the great visionary.
Some nations forget their heroes, others can’t have enough of them. We do both.
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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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