See biography by J. B. Schechtman (2 vol., 1956-61).
(born 1880, Odessa, Russian Empire—died Aug. 3, 1940, near Hunter, N.Y., U.S.) Russian Zionist leader and founder of the Zionist Revisionist movement. He became a popular journalist and editorialist and by 1903 was expounding Zionism. In 1920 he organized and led Hagana, a Jewish militia. A Revisionist Zionist, he passionately advocated a Jewish state in an area both west and east of the Jordan River. Seealso Irgun Zvai Leumi.
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