I am an American. I'm not proud of my country. I am proud of who I am. Don't let others get you down. Most people who against your country have no idea what they are even talking about. Your country is defiant, strong, I admire you. be proud of yourself and your heritage.
If you have to ask this, you are probably incapable of experiencing pride. Self-esteem requires internal resources that cannot be "given to you" via ask.com responders. (And the statement "especially Americans" is ludicrous: you genuinely believe that Americans dislike Israel more than Egyptians, Palestinians, Iranians, Saudi Arabians, etc., etc., etc.?) I am glad that I'm American, but I'm not proud of many of our policies and actions in regards to other parts of the world. If your question is "Should I be proud of everything the Israeli government does?" I'd guess your answer would be no. If your question is, "Should I, being an Israeli, have self-esteem?" my answer would be, "Get some therapy; develop internal resources; follow a spiritual or philosophical path that gives you reason to be proud of who you are regardless of your country's actions."
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Last edited at 5:35AM on 2/13/2013
hmmm. please don't put words in my mouth. I am an American and I do not dislike your country or the people who live there. You make up your own mind on what you are or are not proud of .Don't ask a bunch of strangers what you should feel. YOU live there.
Why do you keep posting that everyone hates Israelis? You keep saying that and people keep telling you its not true. If Americans hated your country we wouldn't be their best ally. You need new acquaintances.
Only liberals hate Israel. There isn't enough of them to make a difference. Most know that Israeli's are Gods chosen people and we love you as God does. Liberals usually deny God so who cares what they think?
We as Americans respect strength and determination. your country has proven themselves to have these qualities. We as a people do not hate your country, or your people.Being proud is not something you need approval for.
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Last edited at 7:29AM on 2/14/2013
I am an African, I see and mix with a lot of Israeli tourists. They are always surprised when I ask them about my general knowledge of Israel. I like THEM as to me appear ordinary human beings, it is what some of the actions of your country (some of which even most Israelis are against) which I do not accept to be done to fellow human beings. Always be proud of WHO you are, and ask yourself why the hate.