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Einstein on Israel and Zionism: His Provocative Ideas About the Middle East

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Albert Einstein thought and wrote extensively not just on the most difficult problems in physics, but also in politics. For the first time, this book collects his essays, interviews, and letters on the Middle East, Zionism, and Arab-Jewish relations. Many of these have never been published in English, and all of them contradict the popular image of Einstein as pro-Zionist. ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by St. Martin's Press (first published August 5th 2008)
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Connie
Apr 02, 2011 Connie rated it it was amazing
My neighbor found this book and loaned it to me to read first! WOW!I sure wish a few power brokers would have listened to Einstein back in the 20s and 30s and perhaps the Israel-Palestine situation would never have degraded into what it has been throughout my 58 yrs.

Jerome is an Einstein scholar, and for this book had dozens of articles of correspondence translated, researched transcriptions of dozens of speeches, and the book is a fascinating and informative view back in time!

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William
Jan 22, 2013 William rated it liked it
I picked up this book because of the subject matter. The scientific stuff kind goes right over my head but this is an easy read. It is well documented and it offers up a behind the scenes look at the history of Israel and Zionism, alongside a genius observing it unfold. Though he was a great thinker, Einstein was also very thoughtful and just a legit dude--very classy. All in all, Einstein = Good dude with a lot on his mind.

Poor out some liquor for Albert.
Wale
Dec 06, 2010 Wale rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading Einstein's independent thoughts on the plight and experience of his fellow brothers.
However I resented the author's attempt of trying to colour Einstein's opinions with his own views of what he thinks Einstein meant by such and such- a conceit that so much pervades journalism and the media today.
Bruce
Aug 07, 2009 Bruce rated it liked it
I actually didn't finish this one, stopped half way through.
It's a great read, and there's a lot of great info on history
of palestine and europe especially. It references a lot of
einstein's letters and also some books he wrote on the subject of
israel. I might just look those up when I get ready to read up on the
subject again.
Chelsea
Aug 14, 2014 Chelsea rated it it was amazing
Great insight into one of the most brilliant and compassionate minds of the 20th century. A must read for any students of the conflict in Palestine.
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