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Ideology and Settlement: The Jewish National Fund, 1897-1914 Zvi Shilony

Ideology and Settlement: The Jewish National Fund, 1897-1914

Zvi Shilony

Published December 28th 1998
ISBN : 9789652239891
Hardcover
446 pages
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Since 1901 the Jewish National Fund was the organ of the World Zionist Organization for the purchase of lands in Palestine and settling it with Jewish people. While working towards this goal, the JNF had to design its land and settlement policy, toMoreSince 1901 the Jewish National Fund was the organ of the World Zionist Organization for the purchase of lands in Palestine and settling it with Jewish people. While working towards this goal, the JNF had to design its land and settlement policy, to decide where to purchase lands, what types of farming and economy to enhance, which types of settlements to develop, which socio-economic sectors of the Jewish people to assist, how to develop national geographic and economic systems, how to secure as wide as possible borders for the anticipated Jewish autonomy, and how to create a Jewish demographic majority in Palestine. This book presents the first in-depth and detailed research conducted on the subject. In a lively and exciting way it relates the process of decision-making, planning, and carrying out of the policies and enterprises of the JNF in the years prior to World War I, all this against the background of the conditions in Palestine and the developments in the Zionist world.