Could the Dreyfus affair happen in Israel?
It was that very unholy alliance of religion, nationalism and military securitism that paved the way for the darkest hours of France. What of Israel in 2012?
The Dreyfus affair was a crucial moment both for France and for Zionism. France divided itself in two and saw the forces of the Republic fight against those of anti-Semitism and nationalism for 12 long years. It was also the moment during which crowds chanting "Death to Jews" made Theodor Herzl realize that only a national homeland could solve the problem of anti-Semitism. (Even if the...
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