By Uri Dromi, December 4, 2008
I have just written the obituary of Binyamin Zironi for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. He was a former member of the vehemently anti-British Zionist underground movement, Irgun, and his death evoked for many in Israel the worst days of the British Mandate. Back then, Zironi had a price of £200 on his head and was captured — and tortured — by a CID officer, who, in turn, was killed by Zironi’s comrades.
But this is a relatively rare blemish. In general, the history of relations between Britain and the Jewish inhabitants of the region makes for happier reading.