Bertrand Russell On Zionism

(1943)


“I have come gradually to see that, in a dangerous and largely hostile world, it is essential to Jews to have some country which is theirs, some region where they are not suspected aliens, some state which embodies what is distinctive in their culture.”

— Bertrand Russell


Source: Bertrand Russell, Zionism and the Peace Settlement in Palestine: A Jewish Commonwealth in Our Time, Washington, 1943, p. 18. Quoted in Colin Shindler, What Do Zionists Believe?, London: Granta Books, 2007., p. 72