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These seven men and one woman — Theodore Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Abba Eban, Louis Brandeis, Ben Hecht, Ron Dermer, and Golda Meir — are eagerly split between American and European origins, and they all play starring roles in the long-deferred return to Zion

AMERICAN GREATNESS The Triumph and Tragedy of Abba Eban Rick Richman March 11, 2023 …Eban’s speeches were a record of eloquence unequaled by any diplomat during that period. Conor Cruise O’Brien, representing Ireland in the U.N. (sitting next to Eban … Continue reading

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“In the end, Israel was established not by Great Britain but by the Jews themselves. It was done against not only British opposition but an invasion from five Arab armies, including those of countries that owed their own existence to the plan executed by Churchill and Lawrence”

JEWISH REVIEW OF BOOKS Lawrence of Judea: T. E. Lawrence and the Deal of the Twentieth Century by Rick Richman Spring 2020 …But T.E. Lawrence [of Arabia] also supported Zionism. He and Chaim Weizmann were close friends, and they held … Continue reading

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“New book gives reason to reflect on the little-known story of the Jewish teenager who assassinated a German diplomat in 1938, an act that served as the pretext for Kristallnacht”

MOSAIC MAG One Who Fought Back: Herschel Grynszpan and the Holocaust by Rick Richman April 25, 2019 On the morning of November 7, 1938, a seventeen-year old named Herschel Grynszpan entered the German embassy in Paris. Hidden within his three-piece … Continue reading

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Some of the Zionists insisted that Israel’s Declaration of Independence “express thanks to God, while others were adamantly opposed”

JEWISH JOURNAL The Second and Third Israeli Miracles by Rick Richman May 2, 2018 …As Israel turns 70, unity is not a notable feature of Israeli democracy. The current Knesset includes 17 political parties. The government is a shaky coalition … Continue reading

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“As millions of Jews fell under the Nazi yoke, Zionism’s foremost leader came to America with one goal. He didn’t achieve it”

MOSAIC David Ben-Gurion’s 1940 Mission to Rouse the Fighting Spirit of American Jews by Rick Richman January 17, 2018 In 1940, as millions of Jews came under Nazi control in the countries conquered by Hitler, and as the route to … Continue reading

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Rick Richman: ‘Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler’

FREE BEACON A Failed Attempt by David Isaac December 24, 2017 Why wasn’t there a Jewish army in World War II to fight the Nazis? No group had more motivation to do so. Well, it’s not that they didn’t want … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Passport Case Could Yet Boomerang on Obama Administration

NEW YORK SUN by Rick Richman June 8, 2015 Those disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, which struck down a law allowing Jerusalem-born Americans to have “Israel” listed in their passports as their the place of … Continue reading

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