This Day in Jewish History / Australian jurist, anti-Zionist dies
The first Jewish governor-general of Australia, fierce critic of political Zionism even as the Holocaust was occurring, dies just three months before founding of Israel.
On February 11, 1948, Sir Isaac Isaacs, the first native-born, as well as first Jewish, governor-general of Australia, died, at the age of 92. Isaacs is remembered for his brilliant legal mind – he served on Australia’s supreme court for 24 years; for his concern for workers’ and women’s rights; and for a stubborn argumentative streak that earned him the dislike of many colleagues. He also was extremely...
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