Quotable: Albert Einstein on zionism

“I would much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state…my awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army and a measure of temporal power, no matter how modest. I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will suffer–especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our own ranks.”

–Albert Einstein, 1938, as cited by Mordecai Richler

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