Quotation from Yehoshafat Harkabi “Any flaw in Israeli conduct … transformed into proof of the validity of anti-Semitism” — 1988
Director of Israeli Intelligence from 1955 to 1959, in a book published in Hebrew in 1986 and in English in 1988, explains that Israel's behavior gives rise to antisemitism.
- Harkabi, Yehoshafat (1921-1994) ( 3 quotations )
" Israel is the criterion according to which all Jews will tend to be judged. Israel as a Jewish state is an example of the Jewish character, which finds free and concentrated expression within it. Anti-Semitism has deep and historical roots. Nevertheless, any flaw in Israeli conduct, which initially is cited as anti-Israelism, is likely to be transformed into empirical proof of the validity of anti-Semitism. It would be a tragic irony if the Jewish state, which was intended to solve the problem of anti-Semitism, was to become a factor in the rise of anti-Semitism. Israelis must be aware that the price of their misconduct is paid not only by them but also Jews throughout the world. "
Yehoshafat Harkabi Israel’s Fateful Hour, Harper & Row, 1988, pp 219-220.
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