Quotation from Aharon David Gordon “We are a parasitic people. We have no roots in the soil, there is no ground beneath our feet” — 1920
Zionist ideologue pronouncing (for other Jews) the return to the land, expressing his contempt for the Jewish diaspora.
- Gordon, Aharon David (1856-1922) ( 3 quotations )
- Rejection of the Jewish Diaspora by the Zionists ( 22 quotations )
" [W]e are a parasitic people. We have no roots in the soil, there is no ground beneath our feet. And we are parasites not only in an economic sense, but in spirit, in thought, in poetry, in literature, and in our virtues, our ideals, our higher human aspirations. Every alien movement sweeps us along, every wind in the world carries us. We in ourselves are almost non-existent, so of course we are nothing in the eyes of other people either. "
Gordon, A. The whole people of Israel, in Writings (1920). Quoted by Zeev Sternhell Aux origines d’Israël , Fayard, 1996.
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