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