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Aliya to Palestine before Zionism
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Aliya (Heb.  ʿaliya - lit. "ascent") is the  term for immigration to Palestine from the Diaspora, whether prompted by religious, national, political, or messianic urges. In some instances immigrants (Heb. ʿolim, sing. ʿoleh) settled in the Holy Land because of oppression or expulsions elsewhere. Conflicts between ʿolim and the indigenous Jewish population sometimes occurred, especially if the new…

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Abraham David, “Aliya to Palestine before Zionism”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0001460>
First published online: 2010

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