ISRAEL: After a Small Pause

When Chaim Weizmann was a boy in Pinsk, Russia, he had already found his cause: he walked from door to door, collecting kopeks for a Jewish homeland in Zion. When he was eleven, he wrote to his teacher that the Zionist goal must be accomplished with British aid.

True to his early sympathies, he went to live in Britain. At the end of World War I, when Prime Minister David Lloyd George offered him any honors he wished for the brilliant services he had rendered Britain as a scientist, Weizmann declined. Said he: "There is only one thing I want...

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