Friday, February 08, 2008

Jews Being Nice to Each Other

He [Ze';ev Jabotinsky] died in New York, on August 4th, 1940, from a heartstroke while visiting Betar facilities. A request by B’nai Brith that he be buried in Israel was refused by Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, who wrote in a letter dated May 7, 1958 to Judge Joseph Lamm of the Tel Aviv District Court, vice-president of B’Nai Brith in Israel, that: “Israel does not need dead Jews, but living Jews, and I see no blessing in multiplying graves in Israel.” In 1964, Levi Eshkol permitted the reburial of Jabotinsky and his wife in Jerusalem at Mount Herzl Cemetery.


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