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Humanism, Socialism

Leon Blum, the former Socialist Premier of France, once met David Ben Gurion. He introduced himself this way, "I had better tell you right away, Mr. Ben Gurion, that I am a humanist first, a socialist second, and only then a Jew. Whenever I write my name, that is what I believe."

Ben Gurion replied with a smile, "Never mind, we Jews read from right to left anyway!"