By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler
Nir Barkat, the newly elected mayor of Jerusalem, gave the UJC a tender statement on what could be seen as the very essence of Zionism: “Every Jew in the world is a ‘shareholder’ of Jerusalem,” he said.
Besides the serious concept of “global Jewish Israel interventionism,” the idea that simply being Jewish justifies—or necessitates—ideological and other contributions to the Jewish State, Barkat’s quote got me thinking.
What if we were actually shareholders in Jerusalem & co. in the same way some sports teams are owned by the fans?
What would you do if you were a board member at Jerusalem & co.?