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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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Albert Einstein could have been the president of Israel

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Photograph by Oren Jack Turner, Princeton, N.J. [Public domain]

We are most familiar with Albert Einstein‘s contributions to physics and for developing the theory of relativity, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. But Einstein was also a very politically outspoken activist and he used his fame and influence to advance causes that were important to him. He openly criticized racism in the United States, spoke out against Nazi Germany, and campaigned for statehood for Israel. Einstein was so beloved in Israel that he was even offered the opportunity to become the country’s second president. He turned it down, saying “I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel, and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it.”

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