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Herzl Did Make One Big Blooper

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Submitted by Dave, Sep 2, 2017 at 13:26

Herzl predicted that a Jewish state would end anti-Semitism, since Jews would then be viewed as normal, like everyone else, and not as rootless outsiders. Of course, now the Jewish state is the Jew of the states.

I think his failure was in not fully understanding the nature of Islam and how Zionism would be viewed by Muslims. If he had, he would have foreseen the Muslim rejection of Zionism as a challenge to their hegemony, and that that rejection would be supported by the traditional, non-Muslim enemies of the Jews. But then, hindsight is always twenty-twenty.

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