A Jewish Voice from 1929 pre #Israel: "Unless the whole aim of #Zionism is changed, there will never be #peace.... #Palestine does not belong to the Jews and it does not belong to the Arabs, nor to Judaism or Christianity or Islam. It belongs to all of them together; it is the Holy Land.... We must once and for all give up the idea of a 'Jewish Palestine' in the sense that a Jewish Palestine is to exclude and do away with an Arab Palestine....Moslems, Christians, and Jews have each as much right there, no more and no less, than the other: equal rights and equal privileges and equal duties. . . .Judaism did not begin with Zionism, and if Zionism is ethically not in accord with Judaism, so much the worse for Zionism."

(Written in 1929 by Judah Magnes in a letter to Felix Warburg. Magnes was an American Reform rabbi and leader within the American Jewish community. He moved to Palestine in 1922, where he became the first president of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, serving from 1925-1948. Warburg was a successful banker and philanthropist, who was instrumental in the founding of the Jewish Agency, initially a joint venture between Zionists and non-Zionists. Taken from Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, edited by Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon.)

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