The Saturday Profile – Forsaking Israeli Politics, Avraham Burg Challenges Zionism – Biography – NYT

Posted on December 20, 2008

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The Saturday Profile – Forsaking Israeli Politics, Avraham Burg Challenges Zionism – Biography – NYTimes.com

WHAT are Mr. Burg’s prescriptions? He wants a new Jewish identity focused not on the particular but on the universal, asserting that “if we do not establish modern Israeli identity on foundations of optimism, faith in humans and full trust in the family of nations, we have no chance of existing.” He wants Israel to dismantle the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and replace it with the headquarters for the International Criminal Court, making it the epicenter of international prevention of genocide.

The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise From Its Ashes sounds like a book I will want to read.

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