Only the right education can foster true national unity!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMay 22, 2024

An article in The Jerusalem Post:

My comment:

No politician can — realistically and honestly — call for national unity. This is simply the nature of things.

Politics is divisive; politicians represent certain fractions of society.

In the case of Netanyahu, a certain part of Israeli society and most of the media hate him and want him gone regardless of what he does.

Again, this is how things naturally work.

National unity is something that has to arise from the nation itself as a result of proper education and understanding.

This national unity should not center around a certain leader. It should center around the identity and purpose of the nation.

Even unity is the result of fighting a common enemy — or enemies — which is the result of common existential danger and common grief if a false unity is not sustainable.

True and lasting unity is a gradual, conscious, and methodical process, where we, first of all, recognize that what stands in the way of our unity is our own, inherently and 100% selfish, subjective, individualistic, and hateful nature. Instead of focusing on certain politicians or even on our growing number of enemies and haters, we need to learn and practice how to build, sustain, and constantly strengthen Jewish unity above and against our instinctive actions and reactions.

Moreover, we are the very people who have the special method for learning and achieving such a “supernatural” — above inherent human nature — unity and mutual guarantee which we also have to pass onto others through our positive example.

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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.