Contributor Archives: Edward Rettig

About Edward Rettig

Edward Rettig is the Director of the Israel/Middle East Office of American Jewish Committee in Jerusalem. Before that he served for nine years as Associate Director for Legislative Affairs and Education and for two years as Associate Director of the Contemporary Jewish Life Department of AJC, working at national headquarters in New York.

Likud Torn Between Two Passions

Likud is a political party torn between two passions. Since the days of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the revered ideological forbear of right-wing, or revisionist, Zionism, the movement has sought to reconcile conflicting impulses. On the one hand, reacting against the powerlessness that crippled the Jewish capacity for self-defense in the first half of the twentieth century, it espoused uncompromising Jewish pride and assertiveness. On the great Zionist questions of the day such as armed resistance to …

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