Martin Buber, 1878-1965

Born in Austria, philosopher Buber spoke at the Third Zionist Congress on behalf of education over propaganda to win Zionist support. He edited the Zionist weekly Die Welt for a year but left because he preferred cultural Zionism to Theodor Herzl‘s political Zionism. From the 1920s on, he advocated a binational state. He immigrated to Palestine in 1938 and joined the Hebrew University faculty.

Photo: Moshe Pridan, Israeli Government Press Office