You might be interested too to learn that Herzl proposed to put the technological "contributions to the world" which the later low-brow apologists ascribe to the Jews without a trace of contextualizing. The other way round: Herzl proposed to collect the industrialist achievements from all countries and perform their know-how fusion in the "New Society" laboratory, that's Israel, with the permanent critical supervision of all the Western nations. As for "Beacons of light with their human rights", you are welcome to check Israeli HR record and to remember how starting from Ruppin and Einstein ending with Harendt and Chomsky opposed to Israel sadly championing the score in the field. Before 1967 the latter two were the principal supporters of Israel in USA, while the major part of US Jewry were ashamed of their socialist brethren in the Israel project.
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from the article: Is Bishara the 'Palestinian Herzl'?