This month we invite you to get to the roots of liberal nationalism. In a time when the idea of a nation-state is too often portrayed as contradictory to personal liberties, it is important to remember that the evolution of national thinking went hand in hand with a liberal worldview. From Mazzini, Mill and Renan in Europe, to Jabotinsky and Wolzer in the Jewish discourse, the concept of liberal nationalism has been well-established and seems to carry a very relevant message to our modern society.
The IZS is a staunch supporter of promoting Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. We consider this an issue of amplified importance given the continuous effort of certain entities to undermine a fundamental element of Israel’s character. Our research on this issue lays the foundations for the legitimacy of the Nation-State in keeping with liberal values.