The old bag of tricks that was brought to the debate by agents of the Zionist propaganda machine, when set against the arguments for justice, freedom and equality will fail every time. Repeating this failure may well be how we delegitimize Israel and the ideology behind it, Zionism.
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.
Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had declared its independence and as hundreds of Palestinian villages were being actively demolished after their inhabitants were expelled. The letter denounced