Memoires of an Israeli whom the Zionist dispossession and oppression of the Palestinians turned into a humanist and therefore anti-Zionist.
Albert Einstein used to say: "Nationalism is an infantile disease, it is the measles of mankind". Indeed, Zionism is the measles of Judaism. It will certainly pass, but while it lasts it causes much suffering and injustice. Mostly to the Palestinians but also to many Jews.
In a letter (23.11.1929) to Weizman (first Israeli president) Einstein wrote: "Should we be unable to find a way to honest cooperation and honest pacts with the Arabs, then we have learnt absolutely nothing during our 2000 years of suffering, and deserve all that will come to us".
His solution to the problem was: "I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state" ("New Palestine", Washington DC 28.4.1938)
The author fully endorses all these three views of Einstein.
The book covers the period from 1950 to 2005 including the period from 1964 to 1990 which the author spent - mostly - in London.