It might be of some interest to note one of the items on Albert Einstein’s desk, found after his death and prior to a planned speech to the israeli Knesset, was the following introduction: " I am not an American, I am not a jew, I am a human being". it was, therefore, not a surprise that jewish leaders of that day were shaking in their boots, and much relieved when he turned down the presidency of israel which would then go to chain Weitzman. for a definitive work on his life, works and trials, go to "Einstein" by Walter Isaacson.
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from the article: This day in Jewish history / Einstein reaches New York