Scientist Albert Einstein, left, and Israel's Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, are pictured in the garden of the Einstein's home May 14, 1951. A friend said the two meeting for the first time since 1930 talked of "Relativity, freedom, Greek Philosophy, Spinoza--and no Politics". Ben Gurion is touring the country on behalf of Israel's $500,000,000 Bond Issue. (AP Photo)
Palestine/Israel

The Ghost of Herut: Albert Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

70 years after Israel’s independence and Einstein’s letter, the country’s legacy is still marred with blood and violence. Despite the ongoing party in Tel Aviv, there is no reason to celebrate and every reason to mourn.