Oct 31Liked by Max B. Sawicky

This is very interesting, and I learned a lot from it. But I think that you are not completely correct in describing the history of Zionism - you say that your family's history in Patterson, NJ history "well predates Zionism, which was barely a blip on the radar screen before 1940." But Einstein, scarcely an obscure figure, was already a (secular) Zionist by 1920. Moreover, in 1921 he traveled to the U.S. as part of a Zionist delegation to raise money for Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Einstein, though, tried when possible to separate his public appearances from Chaim Weizmann's. And Einstein, then and always, stressed the need for peace with the Palestinians. Much later, in April 1938, in an address in New York City he said "I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state. Apart from practical consideration, my awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power no matter how modest."

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Off topic a bit. Max. Sorry but I reply I am thinking of putting on NS on the thread entitled I "Quite DSA"

"I say "Yes" to changing name and "NO" to dithering over principles of the renamed internet forum. Certainly many of us can tolerate a bit of eclecticism or diversity of opinion

on a small internet forum. There are for only 45 views for instance on this thread! I have viewed in about 5 times myself.

I will defer to Comrade Buhle on whether Debs supported Zionism or would have supported Zionism as actually practiced from roughly 1886 to the present in Israel.

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