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Palestine Office
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Established in Jaffa in 1908 under the umbrella of the Zionist Organization, the Palestine Office had by the First World War developed into the most important agency coordinating the Jewish colonization effort in Palestine. The Palestine Office organized land purchases as well as the founding of settlements, and provided capital for various initiatives. A crucial influence on th…

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Morris-Reich, Amos, “Palestine Office”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0613>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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