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    • Rowland Nelken
    • 01.02.14 | 07:21 (IST)

    It is implied that Herzl's vision was a noble one. Having read his 'The State of Israel', Herzl comes across as a European at the height of its imperial confidence. His Israel was to be a European outpost in the Barbarous Orient. On another level, it ministered to the idea of the Jews as a race (as opposed to a religious cultural group) who, like other European minorities, such as the Czechs, Poles and Irish needed their own independent land where they could be free of their Imperial masters. The Poles and Irish, for example, had Poland and Ireland, but the Jews only had the myth of exile from the Promised Land.

    from the article: If there's no way back from the settlements, then Zionism's days are numbered
    First published 02:12 30.01.14 | Last updated 02:12 30.01.14
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