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Sunday, November 10 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Jewish Settlements in Palestine : 1870-1914

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Many of you have visited Israel and have been to Rehovot, Rishon LeZion, Rosh Pina, Petah Tikva and Gedera. However, did you ever consider how and why these places were established? This session will discuss the historical and social development of over 40 settlements or colonies established in Palestine between 1870 and 1914. Many of these settlements were supported by Baron Edmund Rothschild and other organizations such the JCA, BILU,JNF and the AIU. This session will examine the reasons for the establishment of these settlements and how they functioned. There will also be discussion, through the use of PowerPoint and original historical documents, about the role of the First and Second Aliyah and various colonists in the future establishment of the State of Israel. The session will also show the importance of postcards, photographs and travel guides in assisting us to preserve memories of this historical period.

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Ed Kroft

Ed Kroft Q.C. FRSPCEd Kroft is a lawyer who resides in Vancouver . He is the President of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) and past President of the Society of Israel Philatelists (SIP). One of his passions and collecting interests relates to the Jewish settlements in... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST