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Another important aspect of Einstein

Another important aspect of Einstein - ' Zionism. Weizmann,...

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Another important aspect of Einstein's politics during the 1920s was a strong belief in  Zionism. Einstein was drawn to the Zionist cause as a result of the influence of Chaim  Weizmann, a Russian Jew who had recently persuaded the British government to issue  the famous Balfour Declaration, declaring its full support for the establishment of a  national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. Although Einstein disliked Zionism's  nationalist aspect, he was interested in the establishment of a Hebrew University in  Palestine. After witnessing the anti-Semitism of the European university system,  Einstein was determined to create a place where Jews could gain an education  unrestrained by prejudice. He saw Israel as a cultural center of Jewry ratherr than a  Jewish homeland or a Jewish state. 
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