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      MK Levin: Work to Preserve and Promote Jabotinsky's Legacy

      Likud MK Yariv Levin said he would uphold the heritage of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, in ceremony marking the 73rd anniversary of his death
      By David Lev
      First Publish: 7/7/2013, 4:32 PM

      MK Yariv Levin
      MK Yariv Levin
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      In a ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the death of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, father of the Revisionist Zionist movement, Likud MK Yariv Levin, Chairman of the Coalition, said that Jabotinsky devoted most of his life to Zionism, and he worked ceaselessly to bring Jews to the Land of Israel.

      “As a child, I grew up in the embrace of the Zionist philosophy of Ze'ev Jabotinsky,” Levin said. “Today, as a Knesset member, I labor based on the heritage he left behind. Jabotinsky's legacy is ever more important today, when there are those who seek to remove from the Jewish people the right to their homeland, and the recognition of Israel as the Jewish homeland.

      “I am determined to stand firm and protect the interests of Zionism, as Ze'ev Jabotinsky guided us to do,” Levin said.

      Jabotinsky was born in 1880 and died in 1940, a founder, along with Joseph Trumpeldor, of the Jewish Legion of the British army in World War I, as well as founder of the Irgun and Beitar groups.