Einstein on Israel and Zionism

    Einstein on Israel and Zionism

    His Provocative Ideas about the Middle East

    Fred Jerome

    St Martin's 2009

    Hardback 334pp

    9780312362287   Product Code: 87414

    After the death of Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first president, Einstein was offered the presidency, but turned it down, explaining that it would 'create a conflict with my conscience'. He was a secular Jew, with mixed feelings about Zionism and supported the goal of a Jewish 'homeland' within Palestine, but with equal rights and power for Jews and Arabs. This collection of his essays and letters corrects the more widely accepted view that Einstein was a major supporter of the state of Israel.

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