Jabotinsky: Be Sure, and You Alone Will Win
The more things happen, the more they stay the same. So many in the world stand against Israel – and yet thankfully the Jewish state continues to thrive. The whole world can oppose the Jewish state – they are wrong, and we are right.
There are many quotes from Jewish thinkers and heroes said many years ago that are still very relevant. Here are a few that I feel are worth re-reading and even framing:
- Everybody is wrong and you alone are right?’ No doubt this question springs by itself to the reader’s lips and mind. It is customary to answer this with apologetic phrases to the effect that I fully respect public opinion, that I bow to it, that I was glad to make concessions….All this is unnecessary, and all this is untrue. You cannot believe in anything in the world, if you admit even once that perhaps your opponents are right, and not you. This is not the way to do things. There is but one truth in the world, and it is all yours. If you are not sure of it, stay at home; but if you are sure, don’t look back, and it will be your way. – Ze’ev Jabotinsky (The Story of the Jewish Legion)
Ze’ev Jabotinsky also declared that settlement of the “land” of Israel is the only “law”. He wrote:
There is no justice, no law, and no God in heaven, only a single law which decides and supersedes all—- [Jewish] settlement [of the land]. – Jabotinsky (Righteous Victims)
- Israel is still the only country in the world against which there is a written document to the effect that it must disappear. – Menachem Begin
- The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war. -Benjamin Netanyahu