Quotation from Avraham Burg “A state lacking justice cannot survive” — Aug. 29 2003

A politician of the "Zionist Left" (1985-1995), Chairman of the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization (1995-1999) and then Speaker of the Knesset (1999-2003), in August 2003, Avraham Burg announced his break with Zionism in the text from which this quote is taken.

Author : Thematics :

It turns out that the 2,000-year struggle for Jewish survival comes down to a state of settlements, run by an amoral clique of corrupt lawbreakers who are deaf both to their citizens and to their enemies. A state lacking justice cannot survive. More and more Israelis are coming to understand this as they ask their children where they expect to live in 25 years. Children who are honest admit, to their parents' shock, that they do not know. The countdown to the end of Israeli society has begun.


Avraham Burg, The end of Zionism, The Guardian, 15 Sep 2003.

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