The Zionist Idea has Never been more Terrifying than it is Today

The convening of the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, on August 29-­31, 1897

On this seventy-first annual commemoration of Palestine’s Jewish-state Nakba, let’s resolve not to continue to oversimplify things.

Whether you believe the American rabbi and historian Arthur Hertzberg’s assessment of the Zionist idea as “unprecedented … an essential dialogue between the Jew and the nations of the earth”, rather than a matter between…

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