They pursued their military careers in parallel with the diplomatic efforts of Chaim Weizmann
, which led to the Balfour Declaration.
was the key figure in Europe and Palestine; Brandeis was the central and revered figure in American Zionism.
was the first President of what country?
After gaining immense fame for his scientific breakthroughs, he was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952 after the death of the country's first president, Chaim Weizmann
Raymond Cohen, the Chaim Weizmann
professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University and a graduate of Oxford, is an outsider to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
He suspected that, for Balfour, Palestine was a mere "intellectual diversion" and that the aloof aristocrat would never have espoused the Zionist cause in the first place but for the flattery of a "plausible and astute Jew" - namely the Russian chemist and pioneering Zionist, Chaim Weizmann
, who had settled in Britain and tirelessly propagandized the British ruling elite.
Wise, Marie Syrkin, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mordecai Kaplan, and other American Jews; the extensive scholarship on Zionist leaders including Moses Hess, Theodor Herzl, Ahad Haam, David Ben-Gurion, Berl Katznelson, Chaim Weizmann
, Manya Shohat, Henrietta Szold, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and Yigal Allon; and the rich vein of European Jewish biography, which includes figures as diverse as Benjamin Disraeli, Karl Marx, Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud, Anne Frank, and Albert Einstein, to name but a few.
The first president of Israel, Chaim Weizmann
, a chemist, founded a research university that in 1949 was rechristened the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Lloyd George also became firm friends with Chaim Weizmann
, who would often visit him at his home.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was founded by leading statesmen and scholars, including Chaim Weizmann
, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Judah Magnes, and Lord Rothschild.
Among many examples Segev cites of London's partiality toward the Zionists was the quick abandonment of the Passfield Report's recommendation in 1930 for curbing Jewish immigration and giving equal treatment to both Jews and Arabs, after Chaim Weizmann
and the Zionist movement objected.
But he was favorably influenced by Louis Brandeis' Americanized version of Zionism and also impressed by the character of Chaim Weizmann
, who seemed to him farmore restrained and cultivated than such boorish and unreasonable ideologues of Labor Zionism as David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Shertok.
helped organise and eventually commanded the country's air force.
, the president of World Zionist Organization, attempted to use Mead's technical reports to win political support for a Jewish state in Palestine.
When Isaiah's great lifelong friend Chaim Weizmann
met my father in the corridors of the United Nations in 1947, Weizmann refused to shake my father's hand.