Humanistic-zionism of Allon

Yigal Allon was a prolific writer and theoretician. One of the most poignant of his articles dealt with the humanistic basis of Zionism. Following are excerpts from that article, “Education Towards Humanity in Wartime,” which appeared in 1970 in No. 11 of “Dispersion and Unity — Journal on Zionism and the Jewish World,” published by the World Zionist Organization Information Department:

“…awareness that there is never any reason for joy in war, is what is best in us as human beings and best in our society. Whoever mistakes tragic necessity to fight with a cause for rejoicing in it, completely distant the significance of our actions.”

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