Shlomo Avineri on Theodor Herzl
The first biography of the father of modern political Zionism in 35 years tells the story of the Austrian journalist who made the idea of a Jewish state his life project.
Shlomo Avineri comes from Jerusalem to discuss the life and vision of Theodor Herzl, a daydreamer whose vision changed the Middle East - and world politics - forever.
Shlomo Avineri, one of Israel's leading public intellectuals, teaches at the Hebrew University and is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He served as Director-General of Israel's Foreign Ministry, and is the recipient of the Israel Prize. His books on Hegel, Marx and Zionism have been translated into many languages.
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