Cahiers du Bétar (French: Notebooks of Betar) was a monthly Zionist magazine which was published in Tunis, Tunisia, between 1938 and 1946. Its title was a reference to the revisionist Zionist youth movement, Bétar.[1] The subtitle of the magazine was Organe mensuel d’éducation Juive (French: Monthly organ of Jewish education).[2]

Cahiers du Bétar
EditorJacques Silvera
Former editorsAlfred Louzoun
CategoriesPolitical magazine
Final issue1946
Based inTunis

History and profile


Cahiers du Bétar was established in 1938 as a successor to another Jewish periodical entitled ha-Ivri.[3][4] It was published by the Bétar movement's Tunisia branch on a monthly basis.[4] Alfred Louzoun edited the monthly of which headquarters was in Tunis.[4] He later assumed the post of director, and Jacques Silvera became the editor of the magazine in 1939.[2] Its circulation was about 1,200 copies.[2]

Cahiers du Bétar was an supporter of the right-wing Zionism of Vladimir Jabotinsky.[5] However, it did not manage to have significant influence as its successor ha-Ivri.[4] It ceased publication in 1946.[3][4]


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  2. ^ a b c Mohsen Hamli (2020). "The Impact of Nazi and Fascist anti-Semitism on the Jewish Press in Tunisia in the Years 1938–1940". Studia nad Totalitaryzmami i Wiekiem XX (in Polish) (4): 471.
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  4. ^ a b c d e Hershel Edelheit; Abhafam J. Edelheit, eds. (2019). History of Zionism: A Handbook and Dictionary. New York: Routledge. p. 468. ISBN 978-0-429-72104-5.
  5. ^ Emmanuel Debono (7 August 2014). "L'importation du conflit israélo-palestinien en question". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 27 August 2022.