Quotation #638:
I think that the Jewish people have a mission: to bring an example of culture to the world. By culture I mean the example of living with your neighbor in peace. These teachings were started with the Ten Commandments. In the beginning, Jewish law was an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But in the later centuries you had the practice of forgiveness and all the ethics, which eventually summarized in the Sermon on the Mount. In Jewish thinking, the mission of Zionism was to live the Judaic law and to live in peace.
By: Joseph William Abileah  
Date: early 1970s
Source: this article in Journal of Israeli History (formerly called Zionism and, later, Studies in Zionism)

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