Klausner, Joseph Gedaliah

(1874–1958)
   Historian and Zionist. Educated in Russia and Germany, Klausner was one of the best-known figures in modern Hebrew literary circles. He succeeded AHAD HA-AM as editor of Ha-Shiloach before settling in Palestine in 1919, where he became professor of Hebrew literature at the Hebrew University and president of the Hebrew Language Academy.
   Among his many works are the great History of Modern Hebrew Literature (1932; Heb. original 1930), a controversial life of JESUS of Nazareth (Heb. 1922; Eng. trans. 1925), and a monumental history of the Second Temple (Heb. 1949). Klausner was a fervent nationalist whose views coloured everything he wrote. Although not a member of the Revisionist party, he was acclaimed an ideological inspiration by the Zionist right wing. In 1929 he headed a self- appointed committee for the defence of Jewish rights at the Western Wall whose provocative activity helped bring on the bloody Arab anti-Jewish riots of that year. In 1949 he stood as the nominee of the Herut party for president of Israel, but was beaten by Dr WEIZMANN.

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