"Jewish State" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eddie Warren
    • 24.01.11 | 23:52 (IST)

    "It has been said and is still being obstinately repeated by anti-Zionists again and again, that Zionism aims at the creation of an independent "Jewish State" But this is wholly fallacious. The "Jewish State" was never part of the Zionist programme. The Jewish State was the title of Herzl's first pamphlet, which had the supreme merit of forcing people to think. This pamphlet was followed by the first Zionist Congress, which accepted the Basle programme - the only programme in existence." -Nahum Sokolow, published a History of Zionism (1600-1918)

    from the article: Abbas deemed it 'illogical' for Israel to absorb 5 million refugees, Palestine papers show
    First published 22:57 24.01.11 | Last updated 22:57 24.01.11
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