A reading of this work on “The founding myths of the policy of Israel” must not engender any religious or political confusion.
Criticism of the Zionist interpretation of the Torah and of the “historical books” (especially those of Joshua, Samuel and Kings) in no way implies an underestimation of the Bible or what it too has revealed of man’s human and divine epic. Abraham’s sacrifice is the eternal model of how a man can go beyond temporary morality and the fragile logic on which it is based, in the name of unconditional values that make morality a relative value. In the same way, the Exodus remains a symbol of a people’s quest for freedom, wresting itself from bondage in its quest for God and the Spirit.
What we reject is Zionism’s tribalistic and nationalistic interpretation of those texts, the reduction of a great idea – an Alliance between God and all of mankind, His presence within each human being – to the most nefarious concept of all: that of a “chosen” people, elected by a partial god, a notion which justifies in advance every kind of domination, colonization and massacre.
This work is based entirely on factual sources; its aim is not to preach the destruction of the State of Israel, but simply to desacralize the underlying concept: the land in question was never promised but conquered, just like that of France, Germany or the United States, according to the prevailing balance of power at the time.
So I ask you: who is guilty? Who commits the crime or who denounces it? The one who seeks the truth or the one who seeks to silence it?