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Quotations on Judaism & Israel: Sartre on Israel and Anti-Semitism

Jean-Paul Sartre told Uri Avnery: “I cannot approve of the policy of the Israeli government, but I also don’t want to condemn it, because I do not want to find myself in the same camp with the anti-Semites I detest.”

Source: Todd Gitlin, “Frantz Fanon Is the Manichaean Prophet of Today’s Middle East,” Tablet, (December 8, 2014).

“I cannot judge the Jewish people by the accepted rules of history; the Jewish people is something beyond time and we cannot pass judgment on the Israel-Arab conflict without taking this into account.”

Source: Nathan Lopes Cardozo, For the Love of Israel and the Jewish People: Essays and Studies on Israel, Jews and Judaism, (Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2018).