Vladimir Jabotinsky: The Iron Wall – We and the Arabs (). It was inevitable that Jabotinsky would attract the attention of the leaders of the WZO. His journalism gave him tremendous mobility. In he. In Jabotinsky was elected to the Zionist Executive. . This, in a nutshell, was Jabotinsky’s policy regarding the Arab question: to erect an iron wall of Jewish.

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Zionists desire one thing — freedom of immigration — jabottinsky it is Jewish immigration that we do not want. However, the inhabitants of those towns not only refused to accept the situation, but they struggled against Austria with redoubled vigor. Ten times more illusionary is political assistance for Arab political aspirations. What does the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate mean for us?

It was originally published in Russianthe language in which Jabotinsky wrote for the Russian press. He regarded the trading of land for peace as contrary to the doctrine of the iron wall. In drawing up that programme, we had in mind not only the Jews, but all nations everywhere, and its basis is equality of rights. But the only path to such an agreement is the iron wall, that is to say the strengthening in Palestine of a government without any kind of Arab influence, that is to say one against which the Arabs will fight.

Lenni Brenner: The Iron Wall (3. Jabotinsky in Constantinople)

It separates children from their schools, farmers from their land, and whole villages from their medical facilities. Probably by then the Turks were accustomed to Europeans dissecting their decaying empire, and felt they had nothing to fear from the Zionists.


The Sultan was not the least bit interested: To the Palestinians, settlement expansion suggested that Israel had not been negotiating in good faith and that the real intention behind the Oslo accord was to repackage rather than to end the occupation. His sole response to the al-Aqsa intifada consisted of employing military force on an ever growing scale, culminating in the use of F warplanes against the Palestinian people. It was thus that his Turkish interlude, half forgotten on his return to Russia, and his campaign for Hebrew, turned out to have been, in the end, far more productive than his millions of words wakl in his quixotic endeavours.

We cannot offer any adequate compensation to the Palestinian Arabs in return for Palestine. With the election of Ariel Sharon as prime minister inIsrael regressed to the first stage of the iron-wall strategy with a vengeance.

This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat Not unreasonably, the Palestinians began insisting on two conditions for returning to the conference table: He followed up the Oslo Accord with a peace treaty with Jordan.

Jaboinsky lectured tirelessly; he won over two Jewish members of the Turkish parliament and his efforts were successful in all respects except the most important, the Turks were still not interested in handing over Palestine to the World Zionist Organization. I repudiate this conception of the Palestinian Arabs. Jabotonsky did not mean a Jewish state, only free immigration to Palestine and cultural autonomy.

This consensus ended immediately after the war, with Labor split down the middle between territorial minimalists and territorial maximalists, between proponents of partition and advocates of Greater Israel.

For Begin, the West Bank he preferred the biblical terms Judea and Samaria was liberated, not occupied. His position remained fixed: These aspirations idon the eradication of every trace of British influence in Egypt and Iraq, the expulsion of the Italians from Libya, the removal of French domination from Syria, Wsll, Algiers and Morocco.

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In the first place, if anyone objects that this point of view is immoral, I answer: Ben-Gurion knew that there was no alternative to military power but wanted to delay confrontation with the Arabs until military superiority had been achieved. For the Palestinian Arabs this goal is inadmissible.

3. Jabotinsky in Constantinople

The world must be a place of co-operation and mutual goodwill. Yet three months later, on 27 DecemberOlmert presided over the launch of another totally unjustified and ill-conceived war, this time in the Gaza Strip. And secondly, I belong to the group that once drew up the Helsingfors Programmethe programme of national rights for all nationalities living in the same State.

He repeatedly stated that Israel would leave no stone unturned in its quest for a settlement even as the persistent Israeli violations of the Oslo accords piled up.

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His Likud successors reneged on the historic compromise that he had struck with the PLO and reverted to unilateral action that took no account of Palestinian rights, international law, or international peace plans. We publish high-quality investigative reporting and analysis; we train and mentor journalists and wider civil society; we publish in Awll, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese and English.

Dell,p. We cannot abandon the effort to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine. The Picture in They will not voluntarily allow, not only a new master, but even a new partner.