Fanny's family connections certainly helped as well: Fanny--Minna Weizmann was her full name--was the youngest sister of the Zionist leader and pro-British scientist Chaim Weizmann
A homeland for Zionist-minded Jews (well represented by Chaim Weizmann
Moshe Sharett -- born in the diaspora like Peres, Begin, Eshkol and Meir, and a man of moderation -- had served in the Ottoman army, worked closely with Chaim Weizmann
and was the first foreign minister in the most difficult days of Israel's existence.
(1.) See Yosef Gorny, Shutafut u-ma'avaq, Chaim Weizmann
u-tenu'at ha-po'alim beerets yisra'el [Partnership and Struggle, Chaim "Weizmann and the Workers' Movement in Palestine] (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1976), 160-210; Norman Rose, Chaim Weizmann
, a Biography (New York: Viking Penguin, 1986), 418, 421; and Joseph Heller, The Birth of Israel 1945-1949: Ben-Gurion and His Critics (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000), 147-160.
1 Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden married the Prime Minister's niece, Clarissa 2 The Winter Olympics took place in Oslo 3 Liam Neeson was born 4 Israel's first President Chaim Weizmann
died impossipuzzles "What did you get?" Doug asked, when his sisters came in.
The declaration was handed over to Baron Rothschild, British financier in the presence of Jews Aaron Aaronsonn and Chaim Weizmann
. (The latter became Israel's first President in 1948).
He does not relegate to the dusty past the passions and visions of Zionist forefathers such as Theodor Herzl or Vladimir Ze'ev Jabotinsky, or early Israeli leaders such as Chaim Weizmann
or David Ben-Gurion or scores of others who struggled to conceive of a Jewish homeland of refuge and fulfillment.
In this regard, Chaim Weizmann
, a Zionist leader while taunting the British at Balfour Declaration said that Indian and Jews were nations and civilizations long before Paris and London become cities, he further said that both nations were proud of their distinctive cultures and civilizations.
When President Truman refused to meet with Chaim Weizmann
, the president of the World Zionist Organization (the Jewish scientist who helped the British government win World War I against the Germans when he shared his talent on military weaponry in exchange for a promise that the Jewish people would have Israel as their homeland.
According to the film, two future presidents of Israel, Chaim Weizmann
and Ephraim Katzir, also aided the Avengers in their plans.
Waxman notably fails to discuss the fact that many Jews who staunchly support Israel actually embrace what Chaim Weizmann
, a prominent Zionist figure and the first Israeli president, said on being a Jew: "There are no English, French, German or American Jews, but only Jews living in England, France, Germany or America."
The author of this book has published a biography of Chaim Weizmann
and received assistance from the late Andrew Mango, a biographer of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and Robert McNamara, author of a book on Arabia.