Albert Einstein (d. 1955), the famous physicist, was a German Jew who sought political asylum in America when Hitler came to power.
Although initially a supporter of Zionism, he became increasingly vocal in his criticism of what was happening in Palestine, especially after the Deir Yassin massacre of 1948.
In this letter, he warns that if a catastrophe should befall the the Jews of Israel, it would be the fault of the British (for causing the whole fiasco in the first place!), and also the fault of the terrorist organizations from within the Jewish ranks.
Those initial ‘terrorist organizations’ eventually became the governments of Israel. Menachem Begin is one of the most prominent examples of this; in his younger years he killed British soldiers and Arab civilians in terrorist raids, but eventually he became the Prime Minister of Israel.
A fourteen-story residential tower leveled by Israel. Leaving 40+ families homeless; all their earthly possessions gone forever
A taste of their own medicine
Start your story with “Secondly,” and the world will be turned upside down. Start your story with “Secondly,” and the arrows of the Indians are the original criminals and the guns of the white men are entirely the victim. It is enough to start with “Secondly,” for the anger of the black man against the white to be barbarous. Start with “Secondly,” and Gandhi becomes responsible for the tragedies of the British. You only need to start your story with “Secondly,” and the burned Vietnamese will have wounded the humanity of the napalm, and Victor Jara’s songs will be the shameful thing and not Pinochet’s bullets, which killed so many thousands in the Santiago stadium. It is enough to start the story with “Secondly,” for my grandmother, Umm ‘Ata, to become the criminal and Ariel Sharon her victim.
—From the book I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti