This book was written by the famed historian professor Benzion Netanyahu, profiles the men who showed the Jewish people the road to survival,freedom, and revival. In this landmark work, Netanyahu, father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, gives us a glimpse into the eras in which Max Nordau, Leo Pinsker, Theodore Herzl, Israel Zangwill, and Ze’ev Jabotinsky toiled for an epic cause. His depiction of these men, their ideas, and activities, puts flesh on the bone so that the five stand out in all their grandeur and uniqueness.
The term “Zionism” was coined in 1890 by Nathan Birnbaum. Its general definition means the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel. Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Zionism has come to include the movement for the development of the State of Israel and the protection of the Jewish nation in Israel through support for the Israel Defense Forces. Benzion Netanyahu was born in 1910 and died in 2012 at the age of 102.