Quotation from Yitzhak Ben-Zvi “Contradiction should be resolved by relinquishing the socialist principle in favour of the national” — 1912
Future 2nd President of Israel, speaking about the left-wing split of the Poale Zion group, which supported the class struggle.
- Ben-Zvi, Yitzhak (1884-1963) ( 4 quotations )
- National (Zionist) interest first and foremost ( 29 quotations )
" Whenever we come across a contradiction between national and socialist principles, the contradiction should be resolved by relinquishing the socialist principle in favour of the national activity. We shall not accept the contrary attempt to solve the contradiction by dispensing with the national interests in favour of the socialist idea. "
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi in: Achduth No 16, Tel-Aviv 1912. quoted by Machover/ Offenberg, Zionism & Its Scarecrows , Khamsin 6. Lien
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