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May 25, 2012 8:15 am

Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu World’s Most Influential Jew

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Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yaakov Amidror at the Dan Cesarea Hotel in Israel. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Even during their long sojourn in exile, the Jews left an indelible imprint on the world. From Maimonides to Spinoza, Freud to Marx, Salk to Einstein, Jews have influenced every aspect of life.

But it took Zionism and the birth of the State of Israel to thrust the Jew back onto the world stage not as idea-maker, but as political player. Only with the creation of Israel did the Jews assert their influence on world events as major actors on center stage, not backstage managers, writers or scene designers.

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