Did Jabotinsky Possess Two Swords?
Yisrael MedadI am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren,...
I read this here at Arutz Sheva
A historic sword belonging to the Zionist leader Zev Jabotinsky was presented to the Israel Police in a special ceremony on Monday. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented the sword to Israel Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino and others. The sword was confiscated from Jabotinsky by the British authorities in Jerusalem in 1920. Jabotinsky had been organizing self-defense units to defend the Jewish community against Arab terrorists when he was arrested by the British and imprisoned.
A historian in the Police Historical Archives claims to have "discovered it", one Martin Higgins, and he, at the request of the Israel Police Historical Unit it was brought to Israel.
And I thought to myself - 'that's odd'.
So I opened up the album, Jabotinsky Returns to the Homleand, a book on my shelf, and found a photograph of Jabotinsky's sword from 1964 when Jabotinsky was reinterred in Israel at which time Yaakov Meridor placed it on Rosh Betar's coffin, where did it go to that that historian "found" it?
Were there two swords?
Is one fake?