Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Elie Wiesel's Love of America

A love affair.

I get it. 

"Elie Wiesel was Jewish to his core, and in the Jewish state he was revered as a hero — so much so that two Israeli prime ministers offered to nominate him to be the country’s president. Yet Wiesel didn’t make Israel his home. Though he was a frequent visitor and a passionate advocate, though he felt “attached to the destiny of Israel with all the fiber of his being,” as he once put it, he never became an Israeli citizen."

"Why not?"
"He himself didn’t know, or so he said."
"But perhaps the explanation was as simple as this: He was in love with the United States."