I found a new treasure today…and plan to spend some time there reading up on this hero, Shmuel Katz. His words are more important in this time of deadly appeasement than ever.
From Shmuel Katz Blog:
The purpose of our site is to continue the work of Shmuel Katz (December 9, 1914 – May 9, 2008), the most clear-sighted political thinker Israel has ever produced. A native of South Africa who moved to Palestine as a young man, Katz dedicated his life to the Zionist cause. He worked closely with the leader of the Revisionist movement, Vladimir “Ze’ev” Jabotinsky, and served as a member of the Irgun high command. As such, Katz participated in many of the events that led to the creation of the State of Israel. He served as member of Knesset (1949-1951), but declined to further participate in party politics.
Unwavering in his principles, Katz resigned his position as advisor to Prime Minister Menachem Begin when Begin revealed his intention to abandon the Sinai and offer autonomy to the Arabs of Judea and Samaria — a plan which went against Katz’s understanding of Jabotinskian principles. Katz spent the next decades outside the halls of power warning against the policies of appeasement pursued by successive Israeli governments, each seemingly intent on outdoing the other in leaving Israel bereft both of the strategic depth and the national will necessary for survival in the Middle East.
I’ve posted the link in my right sidebar as well, under Activism for Israel.
From Glezele Vayne