Einstein on Israel and Zionism: His Provocative Ideas about the Middle East

Einstein on Israel and Zionism: His Provocative Ideas about the Middle East

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by Fred Jerome, Albert Einstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312362285

ISBN-13: 9780312362287

Pub. Date: 05/26/2009

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Albert Einstein thought and wrote extensively not just on the most difficult problems in physics, but also in politics. For the first time, this book collects his essays, interviews, and letters on the Middle East, Zionism, and Arab-Jewish relations. Many of these have never been published in English, and all of them contradict the popular image of Einstein as

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Albert Einstein thought and wrote extensively not just on the most difficult problems in physics, but also in politics. For the first time, this book collects his essays, interviews, and letters on the Middle East, Zionism, and Arab-Jewish relations. Many of these have never been published in English, and all of them contradict the popular image of Einstein as pro-Zionist. He was offered and refused the Presidency of Israel, but had he taken it, he may have said things the Zionists didn’t want to hear; he favored a non-religious state that would welcome Jew and Palestinian alike.

One person’s letters, even Einstein’s, cannot resolve the crisis in the Middle East, but decades later, when horrors of the conflict in the Middle East are familiar to everyone, the reflections of one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers are a signpost, showing his commitment to social justice, understanding, and friendship between Jew and Arab.

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ISBN-13:
9780312362287
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.19(d)

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Einstein on Israel and Zionism: His Provocative Ideas about the Middle East 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RFertel More than 1 year ago
The author of the book clearly has a anti Israel agenda. Throuout the book, he interprets Einsteins sayings to fit that agenda. He also talks about ongoing Israeli attrocities, but ignores those committed by the Arabs/Palestinians.