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A Wicked Son

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L’affaire Burg, as it might be called because of its French connection, may be a tempest in a teapot, but it is the kind of teapot that whistles. On the morning of July 7, it woke Israelis up with a photograph on the front page of the newspaper Ha’aretz of Avraham Burg, former speaker of the Knesset, ex-director of the Jewish Agency, and nearly elected head of the Labor party in 2001. The photo was accompanied by the headline, “Burg: Abolish the Definition of Israel as a Jewish State!”

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