Yigal Allon

My Father´s House


Pioneers in the Promised Land before 1948


The story of a great man, a founder of a nation, a Jewish immigrant from a Baltic state who established himself in the Promised Land in 1918, had to leave for America to earn enough money to buy his land, returned and finally settled. His youngest son, another great Israeli would grow to become a great commander and statesman, tells this moving story. It envolves the love of this pioneer for the land on which he worked so hard, and where he raised his family. Yigal, the narrator, makes this story a great read through the passion with which he writes. His love and respect for his father is really touching. On a first impression it seems that the old man is the protagonist, but what shines through is the land, his love for the land: "Sometimes we were so exhilarated by the cultivated soil that we would flatten ourselves on the earth, take a handful of soil and chew it. The earth was clean. And the possibly unexplainable fact is that I considered it tasty." Truly this Land is special.

As I said, there's passion and tenderness in the telling of the story of this family. It is specially interesting for those who want to have an impression of what was life like for the Jews of Palestine before the War of Liberation, and also their relations with the Arabs.




On Cuba's Revolution:

"The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti, In the Pirate's Den

España [por el contrario de Estados Unidos] se ha ido configurando, siglo a siglo, como una sociedad herida por la envidia, en la que todavía hacer demagogia con la pobreza rinde réditos electorales y donde los que han tenido o tienen grandes riquezas -tanto los progres como la iglesia católica– no pocas veces predican la solidaridad con el prójimo a la vez que protegen sus patrimonios nada desdeñables en SICAVs, algo, dicho sea de paso, bastante lógico tal y como está el panorama fiscal.”

César Vidal en su artículo Las razones de una diferencia en Libertaddigital.com

2. La Constitución se fundamenta en la indisoluble unidad de la Nación española, patria común e indivisible de todos los españoles.

3.1. El castellano es la lengua española oficial del Estado. Todos los españoles tienen el deber de conocerla y el derecho a usarla.

'The Pale Maiden'
"Thus heaven I've forfeited,
I know it full well
My soul, once true to God
Is chosen for hell."

by Karl Marx

from Richard Wurmbrand´s book on Marx

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