Pinsteps. The statue of Alexander Zaid

Alexander Zayd, along with Israel Shokhat and his wife, Manay, again acted as organizers and inspirers of the Jewish self-defense organization, which was created, like Bar Gior, to protect Jewish agricultural settlements in the Jewish Ishuva of Palestine.

A huge number of well-known Jewish political figures passed through Ha-Shomer, for example, David Ben-Gurion, who was sent by the Guardians to Constantinople to study law. Subsequently, the first Prime Minister of Israel said about the first “Shomerians” who settled in the Sedger settlement, that these were the “happiest days of my life”. But the first fiasco of the future number one policy of the Jewish state was connected with the organization of Ha-Shomer: David Green (then he hadn’t taken the name Ben-Gurion yet) was not accepted into the organization of Ha-Shomer after his Ph.D. that he is an unsuitable man, a scattered dreamer, hovering in the clouds.

Around the same period, Alexander Zayd and his wife Zipora founded the Kibbutz Kfar-Giladi in Galilee, which became the center of the underground activities of Ha-Shomer.

In 1926, after the creation of the Haganah, David Ben-Gurion demanded that Ha-Shomer join her and transfer all his weapons. Zayd and his wife supported the merger with Hagana, but most of the members of Kfar Giladi were against it.

As a result, Zaida was forced to leave the kibbutz with four young children and moved to Sheikh Abrek in the Jezreel Valley, where he worked as a security guard, and also served as a keeper for the lands of the UNF. Among other things, fascinated by archeology, he invited from the Hebrew University archeologist Benjamin Mazar, who began excavations here of the beginning of the first millennium AD. e. Beit Shearim. Residents of the Arab village, which was located on the territory of the European National Fund, were evicted several years ago, when the Sursuk family, after selling these lands, went to live in Beirut. Translated with Google Translate


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Saturday walk through Beit Shearim and Zichron Yaakov.

Beautiful autumn days in one of the most mysterious places in the north of the country. Beit Shearim is an ancient city with a well-preserved necropolis, Zichron Yaakov - the first settlement of Baron Rothschild - European corner of the Holy Land Translated with Google Translate

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