My answer to What are Elke Weiss' views on Zionism?
Answer by Abbey Laurel-Smith:
Elke Weiss once apologized for being a Zionist on Quora. And that got me thinking:
- That Elke might not be fully a committed idealist.
- That Elke is most likely conflicted between Theodor Herzl and Vladimir Jabotinsky.
- And if so, Elke should be made familiar with the words of Judah Alkalai again.
On the other hand, Elke might be a democratic Zionist – happy to go along with all – from Ben Gurion to Bibi, without ignoring the voice of those Judaist Rabbi’s who fervently oppose Zionism.
Generally, I suspect Elke, like most modern day Zionists are, is caught between finding a compromise with Israeli Judaist priests’. Since these groups of ultra religious fellows see Zionism as a utopia. And are never afraid to say that, “habitual mortals should not be going around thinking they can behave like Elohim.”