Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I Am Mentioned

I am mentioned in a book review by Elliot Jager of David Landau and Shimon Peres' new biography of David Ben-Gurion:

The most unsettling pages of this book involve Peres-Landau's paroxysms of partisanship concerning the Holocaust era. They contrast Jabotinsky's 1933 pooh-poohing of Hitler's Mein Kampf with Ben-Gurion's supposedly prophetic 1934 warning about the enormous threat to Europe's Jews, but that is less than a half-truth. In 1933, Jabotinsky told the 18th Zionist Congress that it was "duty-bound to put the Jewish problem in Germany before the entire world" and "destroy, destroy, destroy" the "murderers." Meanwhile, the Ben-Gurion clique, according to Jabotinsky scholar Yisrael Medad, was sabotaging every attempt by Jabotinsky's men to force the World Zionist Organization to take a "vigorous attitude on the German situation."

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