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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Walp sharply criticized those Zionists who portrayed the Palestine Arabs either as fools who could be easily deceived by a watered down version of Zionist objectives, or as a tribe of mercenaries ready to renounce their rights in exchange for economic advantage.

As long as this policy remains in place, there will be no chance of turning a corner because there are no corners in a vicious circle. Ben-Gurion led iroj struggle for statehood by force of arms when diplomacy failed.

Moderate Zionists criticized the article, especially on moral grounds. It is instructive to recall by way of comparison that Sicily has and England inhabitants to the square mile.

The intense concern for being Jewish was what directly evolved from his childhood family drama and it was Zionism, Jewish nationalism, that was jabotinzky with his emotions rather than Palestine. 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 Wal, people.

Rabin was succeeded as prime minister by Shimon Peres, one of the principal architects of the Oslo Accord. Half of them are now literally homeless, poor, hunted wretches.

Every indigenous people will resist alien settlers as long as they see any hope of ridding themselves of the danger of foreign settlement. It is not true; either Zionism is moral and just jabotinssky it is immoral and unjust.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. We would destroy our jaboinsky if we proclaimed the necessity of an agreement, and fill the minds of the Mandatory with the belief that we do not need an iron wall, but rather endless talks.

So that one must be intoxicated with rhetoric to expect the Arabs to believe that the Jews, of all the people in the world, will alone prove able, or will, at least, honestly intend to realise an idea that has not succeeded with other nations who are with much greater authority.


It was based on the implicit acceptance by both sides of the principle of partition, iton a modest start was made in implementing this principle by granting the Palestinians self-government in Gaza and the West Bank town of Jericho. For Ladino-speaking Jewry they set up El Judeo — ha-Hehudiand though there were no Hebrew speakers in the empire outside Palestine, for prestige reasons they set up a Hebrew weekly, Ha-Mevasser.

As jabootinsky as there is a spark of hope that they can get rid of us, they will not sell these hopes, not for any kind of sweet words iton tasty morsels, because they walp not a rabble but a nation, perhaps somewhat tattered, but still living. Probably by then the Turks were accustomed to Europeans dissecting their decaying empire, and felt they had nothing to fear from the Zionists.

He began to send copies to Turkish politicians. Each man who passes my window in the street has a right to live only in so far as he recognises my right to live; but if he is determined to kill me, I cannot admit that he has any right to live.

Vladimir Jabotinsky: The Iron Wall – We and the Arabs ()

The Springer theory is not more than 30 years old. However limited in scope, the agreement took the Labor party back to its original acceptance of the principle of partition.

Shamir also invoked the authority of Jabotinsky, but, unlike their mentor, he saw the iron wall not as a necessary precondition jabotindky negotiations and ultimately peaceful coexistence, but as a bulwark against change and an instrument jabotinaky keeping the Palestinians in a permanent state of subservience to Israel. While using the rhetoric of peace, Sharon’s real purpose was politicide: These conditions left no scope for a genuinely independent and territorially contiguous Palestinian state.

Both were single-minded Jewish nationalists. If you take away the mutual principle right becomes a falsehood. Jabotinsky had opposed on principle any partition of Eretz Israel, and his ideological heirs adhered to this position.

The Triumph of the Iron Wall Strategy. Jabotnisky route is designed to incorporate most of the settlements into Israel while maximizing Palestinian land on the Israeli side and fragmenting the remainder of the West Bank into four separate enclaves, further undermining the possibility of a viable two-state solution. The iroon of the state of Israel is a vindication of the strategy of the iron wall.


He formed a new party, the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, inas well as the youth movement Betar. Did the Arabs of Palestine constitute a distinct national entity and, if so, what should be the Irpn attitude toward them, and what should be their status within the projected Jewish state?

The plan they came up with in was not a peace plan but a plan for a unilateral Israeli disengagement from the Gaza strip and four isolated settlements on the West Bank. I am prepared to swear, for us and our descendants, that we will never destroy jabotinsy equality wsll we will never attempt to expel or oppress the Arabs. In other words, the Zionist project could only be implemented unilaterally and by military force.

Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall: The main thrust of its policy was the expansion of Jewish settlements on the West Bank and the accelerated Judaization of East Jerusalem.

Why Jabotinsky Still Matters

As chief of staff, Barak had not wzll consulted during the secret Oslo talks and had serious reservations about jabotinsjy step-by-step approach. Then we may expect them to discuss honestly practical questions, such as a guarantee against Arab displacement, or equal rights for Arab citizen, or Arab national integrity. It was intended to compel the Arabs to abandon any hope of destroying the Jewish state. Another point which had no effect at all was whether or not there existed a suspicion that the settler wished irob remove the inhabitant from his land.

Culturally they are five hundred years behind us, they have neither our endurance nor our determination; but they are just as good psychologists as we are, and their minds have been sharpened like ours by centuries of fine-spun logomachy.

The aim was completely unrealistic, and the operation, which involved the deliberate targeting of civilians in flagrant violation of the laws of war, was a manifest failure.