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THEODOR HERZL - BINYAMIN ZE'EV
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The Jewish State.

"The nations in whose midst Jews live are all either covertly or openly Anti-Semitic."1a SARTRE

"We are what the Ghetto made us. We have attained pre-eminence in finance, because mediaeval conditions drove us to it. The same process is now being repeated. We are again being forced into finance, now it is the stock exchange, by being kept out of other branches of economic activity."1b POUND HITLER

"Shall we choose Palestine or Argentine? . . .
. . . If His Majesty the Sultan were to give us Palestine, we could in return undertake to
regulate the whole finances of Turkey."
1c MAIMONIDES SARTRE

"The Jewish Company is an organization with a transitional character. It is strictly a business undertaking, and must be carefully distinguished from the Society of Jews. . .
. . . All the immense profits of this speculation in land will go to the Company, which is bound to receive this indefinite premium in return for having borne the risk of the undertaking. . . 
Financial morality consists in the correlation of risk and profit."
1d TACITUS POUND HITLER FRIEDMAN SOROS

"Thrift, which is already a characteristic of our people, should be greatly encouraged, because it will, in the first place, facilitate the rise of individuals to higher grades; and secondly, the money saved will provide an immense reserve fund for future loans."1e OLD TESTAMENT TACITUS MAIMONIDES SPENGLER

"In places where trade is active, and these places we shall the more easily discover, since we ourselves direct trade withersoever we wish, in these places we shall build large halls, and call them markets."1f DIOGENES BUBER


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Theodor Herzl (1860-1904). The Jewish State. Introduction by Louis Lipsky. Mineola, A Biography based on the work of Alex Bein. NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1988. Originally published by the American Zionist Emergency Council, New York, 1946. Revised translation published by Scorpus Publishing Company, NY, 1943. 1st English-language edition, A Jewish State, translated by Sylvie d'Avigdor, published by Nutt, London, England, 1896. Original Herzl text published under the title Der Judenstaat, Vienna, 1896.
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Diaries of Theodor Herzl.

" . . . [M]en are ruled by the simple and the visionary. It is astonishing -- and well known -- with what little understanding the world is governed."2a MENCIUS

"Mesopotamia is attainable. Church rivalries don't exist there, and it was the original home of Israel. Abraham came from Mesopotamia; and thus it too provides us with the mystic bond of tradition.
"It was the same strategy of spreading out [faire tache d'huile] that N[uri] developed at Scheveningen.
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2b TACITUS

[Speaking with His Majesty the Sultan] "The thorn, as I see it, is your public debt. If that could be removed, the vitality of Turkey, in which I have great faith, would develop new strength.
" . . . The great powers who wanted to keep Turkey weak, would exert all their influence to prevent a recovery. . . . I would have the operation carried through by my friends on all the stock exchanges of Europe, provided I had His Majesty's support. . . I wanted to enlist the active sympathies of world Jewry in behalf of the Turkish Empire. . . I continued: 'All that this beautiful land needs is the industrial activity of our people. In general, Europeans who come here enrich themselves quickly and then hasten away with their spoils. An entrepreneur should by all means make a decent and honest profit, but he ought to remain in the country where his wealth was acquired.'"
2c SARTRE

" . . . There is nothing to be ashamed of in borrowing money from Jews against security. What else are the Jews for? Again it doesn't hurt if the security is worth less than the loan. Why are Jews such fools?"2d POUND SARTRE

""In the midst of life there is death.""2e FREUD


 

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* Italics in the original.

1 Theodor Herzl (1860-1904). The Jewish State. Introduction by Louis Lipsky. Mineola, A Biography based on the work of Alex Bein. NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1988. Originally published by the American Zionist Emergency Council, New York, 1946. Revised translation published by Scorpus Publishing Company, NY, 1943. 1st English-language edition, A Jewish State, translated by Sylvie d�Avigdor, published by Nutt, London, England, 1896. Original Herzl text published under the title Der Judenstaat, Vienna, 1896.
a II. The Jewish Question, at 86.
b Ibid., at 86-87.
c Ibid., at 95-96.
d III. The Jewish Company, at 98-101.
e Ibid., at 105.
f IV. Local Groups, at 131.

2 The Diaries of Theodor Herzl. Edited and Translated with an Introduction by Marvin Lowenthal. The Dial Press, Inc., 1956. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1978.
a 
2. Baron de Hirsch, at 15
b 
20. Uncle V�mb�ry, at 324.
c 
21. The Sultan At Last, at 339-340.
d 
26. Under Italian Skies, at 432-433.
e 
27. The Last Steps, at 440.

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