symbol of the  Beitar  movement

Symbol of the  Beitar  movement

Beitar

 

Initials of “Brit Yosef Trumpeldor” (Covenant of Joseph Trumpeldor). The youth movement of the Revisionist Zionists. Established in 1923 by Zionist students in Riga, Latvia, chaired by Zeev Jabotinski, the leader of the Revisionist Zionists, head of Beitar and spiritual father of the freedom movement.

Beitar stood for educating youth to support a national Jewish state on both sides of the Jordan River, the ingathering of the exiles, and the negation of the socialist ideal for the furtherment of liberal principals. As such, an emphasis was also placed on the unity of language, symbols and education. The movement also adopted a semi-military style, with officers, parades, ranks and iron discipline.

Beitar continues to operate today, in Israel and around the world.