Really enjoyed this. Thanks.

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Definitely will read this novel now! Sounds like a lot of fun written by a well-informed author. Anyone wanting to know more about Benzion Netanyahu should read this: https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_Founding_Fathers_of_Zionism/In__ygAACAAJ?hl=en

It's important because it shows a form of Zionism that began with Herzl, Pinsker, Nordau, Israel Zangwill that existed for several decades parallel to Ben Gurion's version before finally achieving power under Begin - who was disrespected and disliked by Ben Gurion. The Netanyahu family are firmly in that school ie they remain under the influence of Zeev Jabotinsky.

PS: I love poetry and think of Nabakov as the premier novelist of the 20th century but still find Pale Fire unreadable.

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