Combining a sense of Jewish brotherhood with a newfound civic responsibility.
The making of Vladimir Jabotinksy.
The other side of the Iron Wall.
A native of Odessa, the Jewish thinker needed no convincing that Ukrainians were a distinct nation. He understood that if they were subdued, no other nation would stand a chance.
“We do not have to account to anybody, we are not to sit for anybody’s examination.”
Why are Israelis so happy, and why do they have so many children?
Jabotinsky was the rare political leader who devoted as much time to artistic pursuits as to his political activities. What can be learned from them?
The record of Jabotinsky’s practical decisions allows his disciples to reach contradictory conclusions about what he really believed, especially about religion and settlement.
Although the Zionist leader tried to avoid statements that didn’t reflect his true beliefs, he wasn’t above doing so altogether. His late-in-life friendliness to religion might be one such case.
How could the man who at one point openly scorned religion also be the forefather of the political coalition that ensured for it a key place in Israeli life?
The Israeli writer and thinker joins us to discuss Jabotinsky’s Zionism and why “The Iron Wall” still matters today.
Never a pussycat.
Proving Jabotinsky right.