Quotation from David Ben Gurion “Return to Zion and to the Bible is a supreme expression of the rebirth ...of the Jewish people” — 1950
In a writing showing his total identification between "spirituality" and nationalism.
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" « The return to Zion and to the Bible is a supreme expression of the rebirth and resurgence of the Jewish people," he proclaimed in an address delivered in Jerusalem in 1950, two years after the creation of Israel, "and the more complete the return the nearer we will come to full political and spiritual salvation. » "
Ben Gurion, The Forefathers of the Jewish Nation
, typescript, Jerusalem, 1950, p.1.
Quoted by Rose, The question of Zion , Princeton Univ. Press, 2005, p. 46.
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