Israel Shahak Quote
“We realize that by criticizing Jewish fundamentalism we are criticizing a part of the past that we love. We wish that members of every human grouping would criticize their own past, even before criticizing others.”
With Norton Mezvinsky - Jewish Fundamentalism In Israel (1997)
An Interview with Israel Shahak in Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. IV, No. 3 (1975), p. 3.
“I strongly believe that antisemitism and Jewish chauvinism can only be fought simultaneously.”
Jewish History, Jewish Religion (1994)
Bio: Israel Shahak was a Polish-born Holocaust survivor and Israeli professor of chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, known especially as a liberal political thinker, author, and civil rights activist. Between 1970-1990, he was president of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights and was an outspoken critic of the Israeli government.
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