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Pro-Palestina Committee (Alexandria)
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The Egyptian Pro-Palestina Committee was founded in Alexandria in August 1918 by a group of Alexandrian Jewish notables sympathetic to the Zionist movement. The president of the committee was Baron Felix de Menasce; the vice-presidents were Joseph Elie (Bey) Picciotto and Victor Naggiar.

      Between 1918 and 1927, the committee raised the sum of 13,000 Egyptian pounds for the restoration of the Land of Israel and transferred the money to various projects and Jewish institutions in Palestine. Although the committee defined itself as hu…

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Ruth Kimche, “Pro-Palestina Committee (Alexandria)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0017840>
First published online: 2010

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