Through a literal and selective reading of a Revealed Word, it makes religion into a political tool and in so doing, hallows it.
This heresy is a fatal disease at this end of the century, that I already defined in Integrismes
I fought Islamic fundamentalism in "The Greatness and decadence of Islam" at the risk of displeasing those who did not like me to say it.
I fought Christian fundamentalism in "Towards a war of religion" at the risk of displeasing those who don't like me to say: "The Christ of Paul is not Jesus."
I am fighting today Jewish fundamentalism in "The founding myths of the israeli policy," at the risk of attracting the thunder of those Israeli-Zionists who did not like Rabbi Hirsch's reminder:
Zionism wants to define the Jewish people as a national entity .. which is a heresy
SOURCE: "Washington Post," October 3, 1978.
What is the Zionism that I denounced (and not the Jewish people) in my book?
It has often defined itself: it is a political doctrine.
"Since 1896, Zionism refers to the political movement founded by Theodore Herzl."
SOURCE: Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel. "Herzl Press." New York, 1971, volume 2, p. 1262.
This is a nationalist doctrine which was not born out of Judaism but out of the European nationalism of the 19th century. Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, did not claim to belong to a religion: "I do not obey a religious impulse."