Chaim Weizmann's outsider view of the Yishuv often led to conflict with the Zionist leaders based in British Mandatory Palestine. But it was precisely that perspective that present-day historians (and arguably Israelis) would do well to recover.
Historian and Brandeis University president emeritus Jehuda Reinharz has written the definitive three-volume biography of the Israeli founder Chaim Weizmann. He joined us on Yom HaAtzma'ut to discuss Weizmann’s remarkable life and legacy.
Shlomo Sand believes that nations are, in the nature of the case, modern inventions, and that Israel is a particularly bad one.