Patterson of Israel

Patterson of Israel


The godfather of the modern Israel Defence Forces

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Author: Henry R. Lew
Product ID: 5814


John Henry Patterson (1867-1947) was a non-Jewish British army officer who sought to help the Jews to create a Jewish state in Palestine. He was involved with such major figures as Vladimir Jabotinsky and Trumpledor.
Jabotinsky and Patterson also believed that Jews, within the boundaries of a Jewish state in Palestine, would treat peaceful minorities with much more compassion and tolerance than they themselves would be treated if they attempted to be the peaceful minority.

Patterson was the commander of the Jewish Legion, “the first Jewish fighting force in nearly two millennia”, and has been described as the godfather of the modern Israel Defence Forces.

About the author: Dr Henry R (Harry) Lew is a retired ophthalmic surgeon.
In his spare time he has also written six non-medical books: Horace Brodzky (1987); In Search of Derwent Lees (1996); The Five Walking Sticks (2000); The Stories Our Parents Found Too Painful To Tell (2008); Lion Hearts (2012); Smitten by Catherine (2016); and a seventh, Imaging the World (2018), which, although not a medical book, has some medical basis to it. These books are discussed in more detail on his website:

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