A Case of Limited Vision: Vladomir Jabotinsky on Canada and the United States

Michael Brown

Abstract


Canadian Jewish communities were quicker than their American
counterparts to support the Zionist cause. But during the inter-war
period, when changing circumstances in Europe forced Zionist
leaders to shift their search for potential immigration and financial
support from the Old World to the New, the Canadians' efforts were
largely ignored. Apathy, even resistance, characterized much of the
American Jewish community's response to the Zionist leadership.
Still, the United States remained the preoccupation of leaders such
as Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of what would become the right-wing
Likud party.

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