Tel Aviv: Lion the Printer, 1947. First edition. Softcover. Small octavo. Unpaginated. pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers.
This second installment of a series of 12 photo-books documenting Jewish agricultural settlements in Palestine is dedicated to the settlements in Galilee.
Keren haYesod was established at the World Zionist Conference held in London on July 7-24, 1920, to provide the Zionist movement with resources needed for the Jewish people to return to the Land of Israel. It came in response to the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which stated that “his Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” - turning the ages-old dream of the return to Zion into a politically feasible goal. Keren haYesod established fundraising organizations around the world. Early leaders included Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein and Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Thanks to donations raised throughout the world, Keren haYesod brought tens of thousands of Jews fleeing Europe to Eretz Yisrael, helped absorb them, established over 900 urban and rural settlements while providing the newcomers with homes and jobs, and developed the economic, educational, and cultural framework for the state-on-the-way, along with industrial enterprises.
This volume is splendidly illustrated throughout with numerous b/w photographic reproductions by Kluger, Poznanski, and Weissenstein.
OCLC finds only three copies owns by libraries worldwide.
Spine slightly rubbed. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #39925