of 2017 article I wrote about my decision to leave the Israeli government in July.
I told my colleagues, my family and my supporters that I was leaving because I didn’t want to be a distraction.
I said I didn.
In an interview, I said it was because I felt I was being forced to take a position that is politically incorrect and in the interests of Israel.
And that’s exactly what happened.
The first time I saw the Israeli flag flying in the Knesset, I wanted to tear it down.
The next day, I called it my “mission” to remove it from the walls of parliament.
And now I see it.
It’s my mission to bring Israel’s flag to Jerusalem.
I know it sounds like a big and bold claim.
But I believe it’s a step in the right direction.
As a young Israeli journalist, I spent most of my time reporting on Israeli politics.
I witnessed the first intifada.
I was there when Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip.
And I saw first-hand the plight of Palestinians who were forced to flee their homes to escape the Israeli army’s violence.
But when I saw a young woman with a sign that read “God is my friend,” I couldn’t let it go.
I called her and told her that I felt she was fighting for the same cause as I. It was then that I knew what my mission in the Israeli parliament was.
I’m not the first Israeli politician to call for the return of the Israeli national flag, a symbol that Israel’s Jewish majority considers a burden.
A Palestinian man holds a sign reading “God Is my Friend” as he stands outside the Israeli embassy in Tel Aviv, June 18, 2016.
The Israeli flag is not a burden to Israel.
I’ve witnessed the protests that followed its removal.
And while I’ve never experienced it firsthand, I’ve been there and I’ve seen the grief that came after.
I think many Israelis, myself included, saw it as a way of showing solidarity with a Palestinian who felt compelled to take on the Israeli occupation.
In fact, many Israelis were outraged that I would call for their flag to be returned.
Many in Israel, as well as many Palestinians, saw the flag as a threat.
That anger and fear eventually led to violent protests against the flag that saw dozens killed.
I remember thinking, This is why the people in the Arab world are not proud of Israel: Because it has the flag.
I can see why so many Israelis have turned to the Palestinian flag.
But this time, I don’t feel that the Israeli people are proud of me.
This time, the flag is an insult to the Israeli state.
It is an affront to the people who created it, the people that fought and died for it, and it is a reminder that Israelis have been here and they have done a lot for us.
I decided to make the decision to return the flag when I heard about the violent protests that broke out across Israel in June, and I realized that if I did not do it, then I had to take it back.
After the protests, I met with members of my party, including the minister of defense, and told them what I was planning to do.
And we decided to get the flag back from the parliament.
When I was back in Israel in September, I gave an address in parliament that I think should have been broadcast all over the country.
And when the flag was flown over the parliament building, people started yelling and screaming.
They shouted, “You are not the government.
You are not a soldier.
You’re not even a politician!”
So I took it back and flew it over the Kitzur Knessets in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.
And since then, people have been waiting in long lines to see it again.
I met several Israelis who have come from all over Israel to see the flag, including a couple from the Palestinian Authority who have become my friends.
But people are also getting a chance to see me again.
On September 13, a group of Israeli soldiers took down the flag in Tel Rumeida, the West Bank city where the flag had been flying since the beginning of the intifadah.
They took it down as well, but this time the flag didn’t break.
Instead, a young boy wearing a black shirt with the Israeli Army logo on it jumped up and down on the flag waving it, saying, “I will fly it over Jerusalem.”
I felt a little bit of relief.
At the time, no one knew that the flag could fly in the West Wall.
But now that the army has returned it to the walls, I think that it’s important that the people of Israel know what they did and how they did it.
They made a huge mistake.
In order to protect the flag and the state, the government has decided to take the flag down.
Now I’m thinking of my next step: I’m going to fly the flag over Jerusalem again, this time with