Thursday, August 21, 2014

From Albert Einstein to Noam Chomsky: famous Jews who have opposed Israel


Numerous  groups joined the march. They marched as Jews to show their opposition to the state of Israel, which for 66 years has endlessly stolen Palestinian land and imposed the most brutal occupation and siege on  marchers saying “not in my name” included, the  Bloc, The International  Anti-Zionist Network, Jews for Justice for Palestinians and Jews Against the war on Gaza.
These Jewish marchers were part of a long and honourable tradition. Many prominent Jewish figures over the past century — from  to  survivor Primo Levi — have opposed the idea of an ethnically exclusive Israeli state.
sigmund_freudSigmund Freud:
“I concede with sorrow that the baseless fanaticism of our people is in part to be blamed for the awakening of Arab distrust. I can raise no sympathy at all for the misdirected piety which transforms a piece of a Herodian wall into a national relic, thereby offending the feelings of the natives.”Read more
albert_einsteinAlbert Einstein:
“The (Israeli) state idea is not according to my heart. I cannot understand why it is needed. It is connected with many difficulties and a narrow-mindedness. I believe it is bad.”
Erich Fromm, social psychologist:

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