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In contrast to Berlin, who wanted Jews to become a “normal” people like the others, Einstein wrote, “My awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power, no matter how modest. I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain – especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our own ranks, against which we have already had to fight strongly, even without a Jewish state.”

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The essential nature of Judaism? Why does everyone talk about the specific nature of the Jews, while avoiding qualifying it? Judaism represents a religion as well as a people. So, when a palestinian scholar says, that a religious party has won many seats in the Israeli election, whereas Fatah, the OLP are non-religious, not only is he 'forgetting' about Hamas, but he is himself avoiding the glaring fact: Israel is a religious country, whether or not the party in government is. By it's nature, Israel is religious.