Jabotinsky Hitler Assassination Plot

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'''[[Image:Zeev_h.jpg|frame|right|100px]]Ynet special: Jabotinsky had Hitler in crosshairs'''  
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= '''[[Image:Zeev h.jpg|frame|right|100px]]Ynet special: Jabotinsky had Hitler in crosshairs''' =
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''British colonel's diary reveals how Revisionist Zionist leader planned to murder Nazi tyrant''  
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== ''British colonel's diary reveals how Revisionist Zionist leader planned to murder Nazi tyrant'' ==
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Shlomo Nakdimon Published: 07.15.10, 14:42 / Israel News  
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''Shlomo Nakdimon Published: 07.15.10, 14:42 / Israel News''
<br> In December 1939, four months after the beginning of World War II, Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky paid a visit to a retired 61-year-old British colonel.  
<br> In December 1939, four months after the beginning of World War II, Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky paid a visit to a retired 61-year-old British colonel.  
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[[Image:FOS102.jpg_wh.jpg|frame|right|100px]]<br> The colonel, Richard Henry Meinertzhagen, served as an advisor at the War Office in London and knew Jabotinsky from his service in the British army in the Land of Israel after the Ottoman era in 1918.  
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[[Image:FOS102.jpg wh.jpg|frame|right|100px]]<br> The colonel, Richard Henry Meinertzhagen, served as an advisor at the War Office in London and knew Jabotinsky from his service in the British army in the Land of Israel after the Ottoman era in 1918.  
The colonel documented his conversation with the Zionist leader in his private diary, which was published in London in 1959 as a book titled, "Middle East Diary, 1917-1956." Here is a short segment from the conversation:  
The colonel documented his conversation with the Zionist leader in his private diary, which was published in London in 1959 as a book titled, "Middle East Diary, 1917-1956." Here is a short segment from the conversation:  
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<br> The colonel, who was impressed by the plan, presented it to the Foreign Office in London. He concluded this chapter in one short line in his diary: The Foreign Office frowned and the Nazis were saved.  
<br> The colonel, who was impressed by the plan, presented it to the Foreign Office in London. He concluded this chapter in one short line in his diary: The Foreign Office frowned and the Nazis were saved.  
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<br> '''Brilliant military strategist'''  
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== <br><u>'''Brilliant military strategist'''</u> ==
Monday marked the 70th anniversary of Jabotinsky's death, according to the Jewish calendar. He died on August 4, 1940, and his body – along with that of his wife Jeanne – was brought to Israel and buried on Mount Herzl on July 9, 1964, as specified in his will.  
Monday marked the 70th anniversary of Jabotinsky's death, according to the Jewish calendar. He died on August 4, 1940, and his body – along with that of his wife Jeanne – was brought to Israel and buried on Mount Herzl on July 9, 1964, as specified in his will.  
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<br> In 1920, Colonel Meinertzhagen predicted that a Jewish state would be established 30 years later. He began leaning towards Zionism thanks to Aaron Aaronson, one of the leaders of the Nili espionage network, which worked to end the Ottoman rule in the Land of Israel and was Meinertzhagen's main intelligence provider.  
<br> In 1920, Colonel Meinertzhagen predicted that a Jewish state would be established 30 years later. He began leaning towards Zionism thanks to Aaron Aaronson, one of the leaders of the Nili espionage network, which worked to end the Ottoman rule in the Land of Israel and was Meinertzhagen's main intelligence provider.  
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<br> '''Passionate Zionist'''  
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== <br><u>'''Passionate Zionist'''</u> ==
The colonel met Jabotinsky for the first time in 1920, when the latter prepared to defend Jerusalem against Arab riots, but was arrested and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.  
The colonel met Jabotinsky for the first time in 1920, when the latter prepared to defend Jerusalem against Arab riots, but was arrested and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.  

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