The Founding Fathers of Zionism (Hardcover)

By Benzion Netanyahu

Balfour Books, 9781933267159, 230pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2012



In 1893 he went together with Stephany, a Christian friend, to Borkum, a seaside summer resort. When he sat down to have his lunch at the hotel, he found a letter near his plate. Without suspecting anything he opened it and read: 'Jews are not wanted here.' And so the small stories of five extraordinary men coalesced, becoming one over-arching history that culminated in the establishment of the state of Israel. The Founding Fathers of Zionism, written by the famed historian Professor Benzion Netanyahu, profiles the men who showed the Jewish people the road to survival, freedom and revival. In this landmark work, Netanyahu gives us a glimpse into the eras in which Max Nordau, Leo Pinsker, Theodor Herzl, Israel Zangwill, and Ze'ev Jabotinsky toiled for an epic cause. His original analysis of these men, their ideas and activities, puts flesh on bone, so that the five stand out in all their grandeur and uniqueness.