There is some controversy over Einstein’s political views especially on the issue of Palestine and the creation of a Jewish State.
Many Zionists claim Einstein as one of their own. Einstein, however, was a pacifist, a universalist and abhorred nationalism.
The recently published book, Einstein on Israel and Zionism: His Provocative Ideas About the Middle East by Fred Jerome (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009) has brought Einstein’s political views on the Middle East back into the spotlight.
The evidence of Einstein’s position on Palestine and Zionism is best seen in his own words and actions on the subject.
For example Einstein made a presentation to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, which was examining the Palestine issue in January 1946 and argued against the creation of a Jewish State.1
Here is a quote from Einstein’s testimony before Judge Hutcheson,
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