“I wish born and bred Israelis would understand that I can love Israel and be frustrated by it at the same time!”
Yes!! True!! Me too. I wish *I* would understand that.
On my recent trip I felt: intense love, frustration, nostalgia, guilt for moving away (we lived there for 5 years), relief for moving away, homesickness for Cleveland, homesickness for Jerusalem, cynicism at Israeli notions of service, and intense respect for their innovation, gumption, and sheer brilliance.