Ideal Unity

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readFeb 14, 2024

An article in The Jerusalem Post:

My comment:

I fully agree with the article.

Unfortunately, the media, including the Jerusalem Post, is fighting against Israel. It is truly sad to see the constant demoralizing, inciting, and divisive articles not only separating Israeli society but also seeding a certain hopelessness, fear, and defeatism into people.

I am sure these people are paid or rewarded well for their propaganda work, but they are very unwise since they still live in Israel and they are Jewish; thus in the end, they will also suffer if our enemies and so-called ‘allies” get what they want.

But this is the self-destructive blindness of certain segments of society these days.

Indeed, we should take the example of the IDF when it comes to unity. And fortunately there is hardly any family in Israel whose members would not be involved in the army i one way or the other.

At the moment, the IDF is closest to the optimal unity — selfless, unconditional mutual responsibility and devoted service of each other for the sake of the whole collective — Israel needs to pursue even after winning the war

Of course, such unity is more difficult to maintain without the “melting pot” of war or without the pressure of existential threat looming.

This unity needs to be learned and practiced, so even when we live in “good times,” we do not forget about it, and we do not abandon it like before.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.