Raz-Krakotzkin, Amnon

Exile und Binationalism: From Gershom Sholem and Hannah Arendt to Edward Said and Mahmoud Darwish

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Lecture der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung 2011

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Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin gives a talk on the idea of binationalism that came up among a “small group of Jewish intellectuals who, ..., ‘introduced the idea of binationalism into the discussion of Zionism and Palestine’ (quote A. Raz-Krakotzkin). The small organization they established in 1926 was called Brit Shalom, i.e. Covenant of Peace, and advocated a binational state in Palestine, based on equal rights and the partnership of Arabs and Jews. Members of this group of whom many came from a German-Jewish milieu were, among others, Gershom Sholem, Martin Buber and Hannah Arendt.” (Wolf Lepenies, Introduction)

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