By David Isaac
... Virtually everything Israel's governments have done since Oslo has been the antithesis of the principles set out above. Every new concession is another admission of wrong. Israel's strategy, if one can all it that, is a continuing stream of mea culpas. But were he alive today, this wouldn't discourage Jabotinsky from pressing onward. He would likely say, emulating Trumpeldor, "En davar."
(The English version of "The Story of the Jewish Legion" is wonderfully translated from the Yiddish by Shmuel Katz — a translation he made in his teenage years. David Isaac is a writer living in Los Angeles.)