Monday, April 30, 2012

The NYTimes and Ze'ev Jabotinsky's Cause of Death

In the NYTimes' web site obituary of Ben-Tzion Netanyahu, you can read this about Ze'ev Jabotinsky now:

In 1940, Mr. Netanyahu went to the United States to be secretary to Mr. Jabotinsky, who was building American support for his militant brand of Zionism. Mr. Jabotinsky died that same year



However, originally, it appeared thus:

In 1940, Mr. Netanyahu went to the United States to be secretary to Mr. Jabotinsky, who was building American support for his militant brand of Zionism. Mr. Jabotinsky died in a car accident that same year,

I tried to correct it and wrote to the paper and its employees and received two reactions:

thanks. we are fixing

and

Thanks. we are fixing it.

Jabotisnky died on August 4, 1940 and in a New York Times' article on Aug. 7, we read:

Mr. Jabotinsky, who died of a heart attack Saturday night at Camp Betar, Zionist Youth Camp at Hunter, N.Y...

At the official Jabotinsky Institute site we read:

On August 4, 1940, while visiting the Betar camp in New York, Ze'ev Jabotinsky suffered a massive, fatal heart attack.

So, we can conclude one or more of the following:

(a) the NYTimes does not trust me.

(b) the NYTimes does not trust its own archives.

(c) the NYTimes does not know how to find material in it own archives.

(d) the NYTimes does not know how to search for material either onlione or in the two main biographies of Jabotinsky, Lone Wolf by Shmuel Katz and that of Joseph Schechtman.

(e) the NYTimes never really will admit an error in connection with the Jewish right-wing.

Do you have any other suppositions?

P.S.

You can send a note to the author of the obit via - Send an E-Mail to Douglas Martin.


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4 comments:

Dr. Mike Cohen said...

Wrote NYTimes & called them - both received an "Ok, ok, so he died of a heart attack - sheesh - leave us alone - who cares" response...

Anonymous said...

yeah but what u do not know is that his heart attack was induced... i.e. an assassination... same thing happened to hertzl... the diabolical satanic secular labor zionists wanted to make sure they were the only game in town when statehood came around... they also tried to kill begin at the altelena but failed... these sabatean/frankist unjewish jews erev rav hellenists are completely ensconced in power and they are the ones who along with their likud accomplices banned and then murdered rabbi meir kahane as well...

JTA Archive said...

JTA's reporting at the time indicates that he died "shortly before midnight" on August 3. This is consistent with the New York Times excerpt that reads "Saturday night."

http://archive.jta.org/article/1940/08/05/2851773/vladimir-jabotinsky-dies-of-heart-attack-at-59-was-visiting-youth-camp

YMedad said...

Thanks for that.