Quotation from David Ben Gurion “Our movement has always stood for the socialist idea” — Aug. 7 1931

Exalting his notion of a national workers' socialism, two years before National Socialism took power in Germany.

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Our movement has always stood for the socialist idea that the party of the working class, unlike the parties of other classes, is not only a class party concerned solely with the affairs of its class but a national party responsible for the future of the entire people, and not just a sector but the nucleus of the future nation.


David Ben-Gurion, The Split in Zionism and the Labor Movement (7 August 1931, in Hebrew), in From Class to Nation, p. 220.

Quoted by Zeev Sternhell, The Founding Myths of Israël, Princeton Univ. Press, 1998, p. 131

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